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Bolt teardown and cost analysis: GM losing $7400 per vehicle for now

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UBS did a complete teardown and cost analysis on the Chevrolet Bolt. The findings include that the Bolt’s electric powertrain is $4,600 cheaper to produce than it was previously estimated. UBS says that there’s “much cost reduction potential left.”

“We estimate that GM loses $7,400 in earnings before interest and tax on every Bolt sold today, mainly due to a lack of scale.”

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Wow! UBS made a $4000+ error in a cost analysis. That's serious. I don't think there is $20k more to a Bolt than a cheap gasser. Car companies pay for legal, employe benefits, borrowing money and utilities over a vast empire of underutilized buildings. That cost is overhead on every vehicle. Hardware is a pittance.
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