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To those of you lucky enough to officially put in an order, please provide updates in this thread! I've copied a post WOT made about the order status....let us know when you order moves to the next level!
Originally posted by WOT:

"PS> Production codes
GM Production Codes
1000 Order On Hold at Dealership
1100 Order Placed at Dealership
1101 Order Entered into System
1102 Order Entered via Web
2000 Order Accepted by GM
2001 Order Generated to Dealer
2005 Order Replaced with GM Prospec Order
2030 Order Edited by GM
2500 Order Prefrenced, Sent to Production
3000 Order Accepted by Production Control
3100 Order Available to Sequence
3300 Order Selected, Scheduled for Production by Assembly Plant *
3400 Order Broadcasted for Production, loaded on assembly plant computers
3800 Vehicle Produced, VIN is available
4000 Vehicle Available to Ship
4104 Bailment Invoice Created
4106 Bailment Released
4150 Vehicle Invoiced
4200 Vehicle Shipped
4300 Intermediate Delivery
4V03 Estimated Delivery Date
4B00 Bayed, vehicle is waiting on transportation or pulled for quality control
4800 Rail Ramp Unload, vehicle at RR destination to await truck transport to dealer
5000 Vehicle Delivered to Dealer
6000 Vehicle Delivered to Customer
9000 Order Cancelled
* Target Production Week (TPW) is usually available by status code 3300. "
 

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Chevrolet Live Chat gave me a status in about a minute, using my order number.

Status is 3000. I don't know what it means, but no doubt it's better than 2000!
 

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Thanks for re-posting the tracking numbers, bro.

Phil0909 - You are past the front-end ordering process that involves dealer allocations, marketing/sales priorities, etc, and in the hands of the side of GM that actually schedules and builds your Bolt. Your order has passed the ordering gauntlet, been presented to Production Control to be built, and been accepted.

Production control is the task of predicting, planning and scheduling work, taking into account manpower, materials availability and other capacity restrictions, and cost so as to achieve proper quality and quantity at the time it is needed and then following up the schedule to see that the plan is carried out, using whatever systems have proven satisfactory for the purpose.[

What this means is your Bolt is one step away from being accepted and sequenced for production at the Orion plant, which will get you a 3300 code after they have broadcast requests to various supply streams to check availability for every one of the zillions of parts in your Bolt.They have to schedule the actual assembly date and time slot based on when the least-available-part will actually be available, which is why they can't give you the TPW until then. Once they have the schedule figured out and all required parts are in-house, then you get 3400 and their production computers queue up every single part to arrive on the assembly line at the right place and exactly the right time to be installed on your Bolt, built to your specifications. The logistics to carry this out, car after car after car, is amazing.

When you see code 3800, your Bolt is no longer a bunch of parts scattered all over the world, but has a VIN and has rolled off the assembly line as an assembled machine! And this is where it gets maddening, as now Quality Control kicks in. Being a brand new product, Bolts will probably get lots and lots and lots of Q/C holds and checks at several points on its journey to the dealer. Along with that, the shipping process involves lots of baying while waiting for transfers between trucks and trains, etc. You may see 4B00 a lot on your tracking.

But it will eventually make it to your dealer and you will be smelling that distinctive "new Bolt" smell (The "no gas or exhaust ever" smell!). Fun!

Keep us posted on your Bolt's progress.
 

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Thanks for re-posting the tracking numbers, bro.

Phil0909 - You are past the front-end ordering process that involves dealer allocations, marketing/sales priorities, etc, and in the hands of the side of GM that actually schedules and builds your Bolt. Your order has passed the ordering gauntlet, been presented to Production Control to be built, and been accepted.

Production control is the task of predicting, planning and scheduling work, taking into account manpower, materials availability and other capacity restrictions, and cost so as to achieve proper quality and quantity at the time it is needed and then following up the schedule to see that the plan is carried out, using whatever systems have proven satisfactory for the purpose.[

What this means is your Bolt is one step away from being accepted and sequenced for production at the Orion plant, which will get you a 3300 code after they have broadcast requests to various supply streams to check availability for every one of the zillions of parts in your Bolt.They have to schedule the actual assembly date and time slot based on when the least-available-part will actually be available, which is why they can't give you the TPW until then. Once they have the schedule figured out and all required parts are in-house, then you get 3400 and their production computers queue up every single part to arrive on the assembly line at the right place and exactly the right time to be installed on your Bolt, built to your specifications. The logistics to carry this out, car after car after car, is amazing.

When you see code 3800, your Bolt is no longer a bunch of parts scattered all over the world, but has a VIN and has rolled off the assembly line as an assembled machine! And this is where it gets maddening, as now Quality Control kicks in. Being a brand new product, Bolts will probably get lots and lots and lots of Q/C holds and checks at several points on its journey to the dealer. Along with that, the shipping process involves lots of baying while waiting for transfers between trucks and trains, etc. You may see 4B00 a lot on your tracking.

But it will eventually make it to your dealer and you will be smelling that distinctive "new Bolt" smell (The "no gas or exhaust ever" smell!). Fun!

Keep us posted on your Bolt's progress.
Great info.

Usually these steps in a typical vehicle production will roll from one step to the next in a short period maybe a month or so, depending on the type of vehicle. However, for the this new vehicle that is on a new platform will most likely be more of a drawn out process with extra QC done to verify everything is going well in production. I assume it will be similar to what occured on the G2 volts. My guess is late Nov/early Dec for the first arrivals, but I hope I'm wrong becuase Id love to see these things get into some forum members hands sooner then later.
 

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Anyone here that placed an order at a CA or OR dealer NOT a resident of either state that has gotten to code 3000 or higher yet? Curious if GM will allow orders placed in customer names that are resident of other states to go through. They were super strict with Spark EVs in making sure only CA, OR, and MD residents could purchase/lease, but last year I read people in non-CARB states were able to purchase '16 Volts when they hit the lots, even though '16s were only available in the CARB states.
 

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I am one of those that purchased a 2016 Volt from Keyes in California a year ago, and had it shipped to Georgia, NOT a CARB state. It was no problem a year ago, and have placed a deposit on a 2017 Bolt at same dealer. So far, have not heard anything about it being a problem. Will let the group know if I find out something different.
 

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Just got my confirmation of order and order number. The company DSR leasing has guaranteed (in writing) at least 3000 off msrp before any other rebates or buydowns such as the federal tax break. It's looking like a my final price for a loaded Premier will be 34k or less. That will be a good starting point for the lease.

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I am one of those that purchased a 2016 Volt from Keyes in California a year ago, and had it shipped to Georgia, NOT a CARB state. It was no problem a year ago, and have placed a deposit on a 2017 Bolt at same dealer. So far, have not heard anything about it being a problem. Will let the group know if I find out something different.
How did the sales tax work out? Did you have to pay CA plus GA tax?
 

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So this is an email...uh, someone got from the GM Financial dealer relations team about Bolt EV sales and potential restrictions. Question was "Will there be any residency restrictions on Bolt EV ordering/sales?":

Answer: "There will likely be restrictions on eligibility for subvention. In the past, GM has directed incentives to ZEV credit states first. MD is one of those states but I do not yet have confirmation of which states will be eligible at launch.

You should contact your Chevy rep.

Thanks. "


What seems likely is there will be zero incentives available to people outside of the CARB states. Further restrictions (like making Bolts only available for sale to CA/OR and/or CARB state residents?)? Who knows.
 

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How did the sales tax work out? Did you have to pay CA plus GA tax?
I can't answer for cfspeakman, but for NY residents- when you purchase a car from an out of state dealership- you pay no sales tax in that state because it's not being registered there. You pay the regular NY sales tax amount when you go to DMV to register the vehicle locally in NY.
If for some reason you do pay full/partial sales tax in the purchase state- you show that payment to the NY DMV and they consider that as sales tax paid, if the purchase state sales tax was lower than the NY sales tax due... you pay the difference. So, no double dipping in NY at least.
 

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You will pay California sales tax if you take delivery in California and drive it home. If you have it shipped, in Georgia, you pay Georgia sales tax when you register at the DMV. Only pay sales tax to one state.
 

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You will pay California sales tax if you take delivery in California and drive it home. If you have it shipped, in Georgia, you pay Georgia sales tax when you register at the DMV. Only pay sales tax to one state.
In my case, having it shipped from CA to MD would still be almost $400 cheaper than picking up in CA, paying CA tax, and somehow driving it back. Plus all the time and miles saved. No brainer for me.
 

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Not me. My status code is unchanged from last week - still 3000. But they did give me a Targeted Production Week (TPW) of 11/28, same as nik.taylor who posted above.
Interesting....could these first "saleable" Bolts be the infamous Lyft Bolts then?

If anyone gets a TWP earlier than 11/28, please post!
 

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Interesting....could these first "saleable" Bolts be the infamous Lyft Bolts then?

If anyone gets a TWP earlier than 11/28, please post!
You'd imagine there are some VIPs; GM execs, celebs like Woz and Gov't Officials...You also have to the wonder are the Lyft Bolts are unaltered production models? The interesting thing to not was GM stated it would supply Lyft with both Bolt EVs and VOLTs...We don't yet know if they'll be a Lyft "home base" that houses the Lyft's EVs or if the vehicles will be home based at local dealer(s)...But if they expect to keep the Volts charged, 53 miles (most likely far less, "taxi" drivers are notoriously aggressive) at 3.6kw charging just doesn't make any sense...If they make changes to the Lyft Volts, could also do the same for the Lyft Bolt EVs in which longer range would be welcomed...
 

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SO I was told that my order (TVSN61) was in the system but that my status code was 0500?? Does anyone know what that means?
Rob
 
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