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How to make Bolt EV look better...

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OK, so we've been waiting a long time for the Bolt to come out and replace our Leaf. We have a lot of misgivings about the smaller size, so to compensate I'd like to enhance the looks a bit.

Here's what I am thinking (LT Model):

1) White exterior with dark tint, black out all the chrome, rear de-badge, blacked chevy bowties and wheels painted black. Maybe some small spacers and/or slight lowering.


Black exterior, tinted windows, rear de-badge, blacked chevy bowties but embrace all the chrome and leave the LT wheels bright silver. Spacers and lowering.

Opinions? Any other tips? I think both would look good this way. Could also black out the black one or go gray and blacked out too.

I'd love to provide a photoshop but lack the skills. Maybe I'll print a photo and take out a magic marker...
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Anyone that thinks the Bolt has more room that the Model S has never sat in both. The only way to get 5 adults in a Bolt is to strap one to the roof. This is not a problem in the Model S or leaf. Hell just like Chris said you couldn't put 5 adults and 2 children in the Bolt even if you strapped them to the roof as there isn't enough space up there for them. But you can easily do it in the Model S. That just gives you an idea of how metrics can lie.

The extra CU inches are a complete waste due to the box style of the car. Unless of course you need a lot of room forward of the steering wheel.

Using those type of numbers to say the Bolt is bigger than the model S are about as misleading as person using their numbers to say that the Bolt is losing $9,000 per car.
Whatever FYI the area forward of the steering wheel is NOT used in EPA passenger volume calcs
Pretty certain you've never seen a Bolt in person so...
EPA VOLUME MATTERS!Doesn't matter why or how it just does
Get over it

PS> and the Tesla Model S 7 passenger version doesnt have any additional EPA VOLUME as it just takes from the luggage volume
EPA volume matters for what? I am sure it isn't passenger comfort because I can tell you that if you stick 5 people in the Bolt and say according to the EPA it is bigger than the Model S they will laugh in your face.

P.S. have you even sat in both of them yet because if you have you really wouldn't be arguing which is bigger and more comfortable. That goes for the leaf too as it uses its space a lot better for passenger comfort than the Bolt does. The Bolt is small no matter how hard you try and say it isn't.

Oh and if you want to include the luggage volume then the Model S is a hell of a lot bigger than the Bolt.
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