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I am a bit confused. Does the Premier include Nav on the Bolt ? Or do you still have to use Apple CarPlay ? The "compare trim levels" on the Chevy site does not mention Nav, nor does the link on the Costco auto program...
 

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I am a bit confused. Does the Premier include Nav on the Bolt ? Or do you still have to use Apple CarPlay ? The "compare trim levels" on the Chevy site does not mention Nav, nor does the link on the Costco auto program...
Based on the ordering guide and various cofigurator websites, It appears that NAV is not available as an option but instead will be offered through carplay or android auto.

https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/

I'm not one to tyically get a NAV on car but the early discussion about having it with ability to map to the nearest charging site would have been nice for the bolt and I would have seriously considered it for this EV.
 

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Based on the ordering guide and various cofigurator websites, It appears that NAV is not available as an option but instead will be offered through carplay or android auto.

https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/

I'm not one to tyically get a NAV on car but the early discussion about having it with ability to map to the nearest charging site would have been nice for the bolt and I would have seriously considered it for this EV.
Mapping charging stations is what the PlugShare app is for. I would have never purchased nav on my volt except it was what they had on the lot, and it was heavily discounted. I barely use it as Siri is a dream to setup.
 

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One of the Motor Trend articles mentioned one of the reviewers using Mapquest in the Bolt....not sure if it was some Mapquest app through his Android/iPhone, or it was integrated in the car?
 

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I predict you will see NAV/Social Networking/ACC by March 1. I believe these features were not ready for initial production, but at some point in every project's life, you must shoot the engineer and ship something.

BUT... As someone who owns a NAV/CarPlay/OnStar Volt, I can say that system is silly and confusing. The 3 systems do not communicate, so it's easy to apply the wrong setting to the wrong system and have to start from scratch. You sort of have to settle for 1 system and stick to it.
 

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I am hoping LG design of the entertainment system distinguishes the Bolt EV, LG knows how to design an integrated smartphone system well. Auto manufacturers do not.
 

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One of the Motor Trend articles mentioned one of the reviewers using Mapquest in the Bolt....not sure if it was some Mapquest app through his Android/iPhone, or it was integrated in the car?
Mapquest??!!!?? What is this, 2004?
 

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Mapping charging stations is what the PlugShare app is for. I would have never purchased nav on my volt except it was what they had on the lot, and it was heavily discounted. I barely use it as Siri is a dream to setup.
Having a plugshare app means your using your phone and distracted driving is not what I'd want. Siri might be a palatable solution if she can understand "siri tell me where the nearest DCFC station is located." If there is a way to set it up to make it easy then I need to do some research.

However, for me an integrated NAV system that finds all the charging stations would be nice. Something simple and solid that my non-techie wife could use would be a plus. In my G2 volt, I dont have the NAV package and dont see it need for it because I can always use ICE when needed. But in the Bolt, i believe NAV with integrated charging station locations would be worth a few hundred bucks for my piece of mind when my wife would drive it. Maybe next year they'll offer it.
 

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Even the most recent Volts only list gas stations on their NAV system. And GM's own website shows CHAdeMO sites that are not applicable.

You'd think after 6 years, the Volt would point out L2 locations, especially if they are at consumer areas where they can monetize the map info, or at least show retailers that having EV support draws customers.
 

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^ in all fairness to GM, even the companies that build and run the EV charge stations don't have complete maps.
The Chargepoint station that I have been using every workday since 2012 has been off the Chargepoint map for over a year now... but I still use it five days a week along with other users.

I've called Chargepoint regarding the station... they don't even have a clue that it's in operation any longer.
 

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For the cost of a Garmin nuvi you have lifetime maps and OTA traffic advisories, and real language audio directions (Turn left at that Quick Trip, Yo".)
It takes voice commands great compared to any OEM system that I ever tried to use.

You can mount it only when needed in different cars, take it with you on vacations and most importantly,,,,
when you get a call or audio traffic, the Nav / phone system does not mute the music stepping on your favorite Bangles song! :)

I say keep the Navigation, Communication and Entertainment Systems separate.

And it works when you're in BFE, unlike the all-in-one smartphone way of doing things
 

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So does the Bolt have Onstar navigation?

I'm unclear from this thread
 

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So does the Bolt have Onstar navigation?

I'm unclear from this thread
Yes, it will have Onstar NAV. My '17 Volt doesn't have "regular" NAV, but Onstar NAV works fine.
 

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The base model will have OnStar, and either Carplay or Android Auto. Either system is hands free for the most part, they take verbal commands.

Whether NAV is added to the optional equipment remains to be seen.
 
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