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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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... In any event, after ZEV credits GM is likely not losing anything.
That's always been my viewpoint as well.
All the pluses and minuses were figured out by the bean-counters well in advance of actual production and If they can't make $$ on it (one way or another) why bother making it?

They're not being nice or a good neighbor and they have nothing to prove.... they're in it for the $$$.
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