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Hey Jim... that was fast - GM took down the page u linked. “Page not found”.


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It is interesting how closely matched the sales are for all the cars in that list except for one, which is roughly 4 x its closest competitor. That one is really knocking it out of the park.
 

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For some reason I expected the Bolt to sell nearly 20k or more per year
It certainly would make sense to me, that as EV driving becomes more mainstream, that the Volt would be more popular than the Bolt. It just provides people with that level of comfort that they are used to with an ICE. Like sticking your toe in the water. A lot more people do that rather than just diving in.
 

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Bolt sales have fallen off a cliff, not decent at all. The Volt is up as compared to last year but it hasn't returned to it's pre-Bolt demand level yet. GM claims the sales drop is because they are sending them to Canada and Korea instead of the US, maybe this is a means of stretching out the tax credit or maybe it's because they aren't seeing as much demand for the Bolt now that the Model 3 is shipping. The main problem is that the Bolt isn't a great car, it's ugly, the seats are too narrow, it's range isn't long enough for an all purpose car, and it has no charging network. People who want BEVs are buying the Model 3, it's really the only practical choice for a BEV. The Volt's sales have recovered a bit from the post Bolt introduction slump. If you are going to by a Chevy EV the Volt is the better choice than the Bolt, it's attractive unlike the Bolt, it has normal width seats, and it can be your only car. The Volt's problem is that it's getting old, the Gen2 has been around for three years and they haven't done anything to improve it, the range is still the same in the 2019 as it was in the 2016. For a standard ICE car three years isn't old, those usually get a midlife facelift at 5 and a redesign at 10, but for an EV three years is very old. These numbers show that GM needs a Gen3 Volt.
 

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Bolt sales have fallen off a cliff, not decent at all. The Volt is up as compared to last year but it hasn't returned to it's pre-Bolt demand level yet. GM claims the sales drop is because they are sending them to Canada and Korea instead of the US, maybe this is a means of stretching out the tax credit or maybe it's because they aren't seeing as much demand for the Bolt now that the Model 3 is shipping. The main problem is that the Bolt isn't a great car, it's ugly, the seats are too narrow, it's range isn't long enough for an all purpose car, and it has no charging network. People who want BEVs are buying the Model 3, it's really the only practical choice for a BEV. The Volt's sales have recovered a bit from the post Bolt introduction slump. If you are going to by a Chevy EV the Volt is the better choice than the Bolt, it's attractive unlike the Bolt, it has normal width seats, and it can be your only car. The Volt's problem is that it's getting old, the Gen2 has been around for three years and they haven't done anything to improve it, the range is still the same in the 2019 as it was in the 2016. For a standard ICE car three years isn't old, those usually get a midlife facelift at 5 and a redesign at 10, but for an EV three years is very old. These numbers show that GM needs a Gen3 Volt.
come on its only a fad
theres no demand for ev
is their anyone steering the ship
 

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I think the ELR would still be around if it didn't have the Caddy crest affixed. I was/am fan of that car and I'd buy a new one today if I could. The puzzle for me is that GM hasn't just taken the technology and used in other vehicles. Just put it in a Camaro or something....
 

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I think the ELR would still be around if it didn't have the Caddy crest affixed. I was/am fan of that car and I'd buy a new one today if I could. The puzzle for me is that GM hasn't just taken the technology and used in other vehicles. Just put it in a Camaro or something....
Maybe they will. At least one of the cars under the sheets looked sporty-shaped in the way the Camaro does.
 

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The slump in the Chevy Bolt sales is production constrained. With no Bolt in the lots, dealers aren't selling. GM plans to shift more Bolt production abroad such as in Canada and South Korea.

"The automaker says that it is because they are focusing production for other markets."
https://electrek.co/2018/10/03/chevy-bolt-ev-sales-slumping-us/

Chevy Bolt are back ordered in countries like Canada, South Korea, even in Europe it has great demand but GM isn't selling there.
https://electrek.co/2018/05/18/chevy-bolt-ev-backordered-canada/
 
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