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I have yet to see a Bolt in person like many others on this forum. In my mind, i envisioned a longer Hoda fit and maybe a little bigger.

This morning traffic was moving along at a modest pace and I saw the distinctive tail lights and thought "could it be." As i got closer, i realized it was indeed an artic blue premier bolt.

I was pleantly surprised by the size and length compared to the other cars. It's definitely CUV size IMO. My local dealer in Folsom, CA recently recieved 2 but I had not seen them yet.

I gave the driver a quick nod and wave of approval as i moved past him in my HOV lane while he slowed down with other traffic because he had not yet received his HOV sticker, yet. :(

I hope to sit in one soon when the local dealer gets several more in the next months. Just thought I'd share this since there are not many out here in the Sacramento area.
 

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A Bolt in California? Booooooring!

j/k


If you are familiar with a C-Max, the Bolt's interior is very similar.....might actually be a little more spacious, even though the C-Max is physically larger. Also, the Bolt's hatch area (with the false floor removed) seems larger than the Energi's, despite the 2+ cubic foot deficit in the official #'s.
 

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A Bolt in California? Booooooring!
So a Bolt EV in Maryland is exciting?

A Bolt EV in Puerto Rico will make headlines and the local 5 o'clock news!

BTW, I was in Maryland for a day, visiting the Plantronics plant in Frederick around 1981. They were selling us an upgrade to our "ELTEX-Alpha" Telex switch.

Here is their patent: https://www.google.com/patents/EP0028439B1?cl=en
 

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So a Bolt EV in Maryland is exciting?

A Bolt EV in Puerto Rico will make headlines and the local 5 o'clock news!
That should be cause for a national celebration. :)
At least an all-island party anyways.
 

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At first I didn't buy the "CUV" designation, but then see it is 3 to 6" taller than most other compact hatchbacks, so to me it is as much a CUV as a FWD Nissan Juke (it is actually 1" taller than a Juke). It has the easy entry and higher body than your typical hatchback/small wagon.

Can someone with one measure the ground clearance on it? I haven't seen that spec. If it has one of those low front flexible air dams like the Volt, measure with and without that.

Thanks,

Eric
 

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A Bolt in California? Booooooring!

j/k
Yeah, I knew I'd get some jokes back from other memebers not on the west coast. But it was a bit exciting to see in traffic and next to others cars for gettinga feel for the size. It impressed me enough to get me to post this thread.

I'm sure people in LA and Bay area are like you.....boring. :)
 

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At first I didn't buy the "CUV" designation, but then see it is 3 to 6" taller than most other compact hatchbacks, so to me it is as much a CUV as a FWD Nissan Juke (it is actually 1" taller than a Juke). It has the easy entry and higher body than your typical hatchback/small wagon.

Can someone with one measure the ground clearance on it? I haven't seen that spec. If it has one of those low front flexible air dams like the Volt, measure with and without that.

Thanks,

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I was at Rydell in Northridge yesterday having the reduced propulsion and front camera freezing software update installed so I had a chance to check out the plethora of Bolts they have on their lot. I’d already seen a couple in traffic in LA and when I was up in San Francisco recently – looked nice on the road. Compared to the Volts I’ve owned (gen 1 and gen 2), I found the headroom in front and back to be massive – I think I could have been wearing a top hat and still not got close to the roof! (I’m 5’ 7”, 145 lbs.) I felt the interiors (black) were nice, if perhaps ever so slightly less ‘luxurious’ than my current gen 2 Premium Volt with the black and brandy interior. I compared the cloth seating in the LT version with the leather seats in the Premier – while both were comfortable, the Premier leather seats were a noticeable upgrade and felt better to sit in. I did notice that the width of the car is less than my Volt – you feel more squeezed in laterally in both the front and the back than in the Volt. With the back seats down, the length of the cargo area is noticeably shorter than that in my Volt. I can easily get my mountain bike in the back of my Volt (with front wheel removed). I doubt if I could do that in the Bolt, although I didn’t have my bike available to try!
 

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January sales will tell a revealing tale. Bolt EV supply UP, saturation advertising on local morning news radio, accolades from everywhere. Short of a defect recall, mass adoption--by freeway commuters mostly-- is a real possibility. And I think Volt sales may benefit, too. (yay!) Here's hoping.
 

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And I think Volt sales may benefit, too. (yay!) Here's hoping.
It's actually a pretty compelling combination of electric vehicles - an all electric one for the purist and a range-extended one for those that need it. And it will be so much easier to understand for someone coming into the showroom who's curious about the Bolt. When they ponder "I'm just not sure if 200 miles is really good enough for me" then the salesman can just to pivot to the Volt "here's an electric car that has a gas engine for when you need more range!".
 

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Is there a number in the video link? If so, just post it here please. I hate watching multi minute videos to get a simple answer. Not to mention, I can't watch video where I am at.
7-8" at the 18 second mark of the multi-minute video :)
 

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7-8" at the 18 second mark of the multi-minute video :)
Thanks! I don't like to use my phone data for videos in the office ;)
Very nice improvement relative to Volt, and would reinforce the CUV status. Would help out in snow and such, makes drag coefficient worse though.
 
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