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I didn't think they had gone into production yet, and I doubt they will look any different then the 17's. Are there any new colors/wheels??
 

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No 2018's, but I am starting to see other Bolts in my area. Regrettably some Prius Primes as well, ugh. Also Model S and X, the occasional leaf and the rare BMW i3 and Mitsubishi iMiev. I may have seen some Fords, but who can tell? I expect to see some Model 3's running around here next year, maybe December 2018?
 

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I was hoping that the 2018's might have better front seats or faster charging. Those are two things that could help the 2018 sales the most, after lowering the MSRP of course. You can already get a Bolt in most regions for $4,000 less than MSRP, it would be nice for Chevy to lower the MSRP by just $2500 for the PR alone. People just can't wrap their heads around a $37,500 small car with a Chevy bowtie. Even with a $7500 credit it still seems too high after years of Chevettes/Aveos/Sonics.
Instead of real improvements, it sounds like they might have a new color. Woohoo!
I love my Gen I Volt. Chevy's engineers are great, but their upper management is penny wise and pound foolish.
 

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I wouldn't know what to look for. How could you tell if it's a 2017 or 2018 MY?

As far as lowering the price, can't see the point. GM can get all the ZEV and CAFE credits it needs at the current price. Selling more would simply lose more money. And its not exactly as if there is a lot of competition to steal mind share.
 

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I was hoping that the 2018's might have better front seats or faster charging.
I've had mine since August, the front seats are absolutely fine. Most who complain seem to focus on a hard edge on the bottom cushion, exit side. That hard edge is now gone on mine. Like breaking in a new pair of boots or dress shoes, the edge material has softened with use. With all the angst I read here and elsewhere about the front seats, I was really concerned before buying the car. So I sat, and sat and sat some more before buying the car. I'm really glad I bought the car. The seats have been a total non-issue.

I charge nightly, on the same 3 kW EVSE I have used for 6 years with my Volt. I could upgrade my service and use 7.2 kW, but so far, that too has been a non-issue. If I was taking 800 mile trips all the time it would be another story, but I use my Bolt as a Chicago metro area commuter car.
 

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There still is no option on the Chevy website to build your own 2018 Bolt EV.
 

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I have a hunch GM is dialing back production in case the EV rebate shuts down.
There are roughly 3,500 Bolts on lots or in transit. Down a thou from last month, and down almost 50% at peak.

They are throttling production.
 

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I have a hunch GM is dialing back production in case the EV rebate shuts down.
There are roughly 3,500 Bolts on lots or in transit. Down a thou from last month, and down almost 50% at peak.

They are throttling production.
Pretty far ledge you're tip-toeing there.

They have to shut down the factory for a week to do the MY changeover. That's probably all there is to the current inventory situation. No need to inject a bunch of baseless FUD. :rolleyes:
 

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I have a hunch GM is dialing back production in case the EV rebate shuts down.
There are roughly 3,500 Bolts on lots or in transit. Down a thou from last month, and down almost 50% at peak.

They are throttling production.
Pretty far ledge you're tip-toeing there.

They have to shut down the factory for a week to do the MY changeover. That's probably all there is to the current inventory situation. No need to inject a bunch of baseless FUD. :rolleyes:
Inventory is down simply because they are selling a large number of Bolt EV's right now. Some of those sales might be from people fearing the end of the tax credit.

To my knowledge there has been no slowing of production. And the changes between MY2017 and MY2018 are so minor that the line will likely not shut down for the change over (building 2017's through today, 2018's starting Monday). Though Orion will likely have a normal two week Christmas shutdown after the end of next week likely starting back up on January 8th as normal (so only one week of 2018 production in December).

For those that are not aware the only changes between the 2017 and 2018 appear to be the addition of an auto heated steering wheel and improved visors (that now can slide in and out for better coverage).
 

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Will the MY 2018 Bolt be a short run? It's actually the same as the MY 2017 Bolt. The MY 2019 might be announced early and have some new features and improvements.
 
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