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1. Ski pass through - very handy if you want to place 2 kids in the back. Having 1/3 of the backrest folded is a dumb solution as the "middle seat" can't be comfortably used with the folded backrest (in general is not comfortable but with the additional discomfort is a pain). As there is already an armrest why the heck this was not completed with a small cover on the trunk side???

2. Decent cargo cover. The piece of fabric is a bad joke. I feel really insulted by getting that junk. They can do it - Cruze hatch has it, Saturn Astra had it! - so why cheap out with the Volt? I know about the voltshelf but I want a decent solution from the manufacturer. You can argue that this is OK for Gen1 as there are 2 distinct seats in the back but with Gen2 there is no excuse.

Do I need to line up for the possibility of overriding the ERDTT? I guess so...
 

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My 2011 Volt has a ski pass through as it's a 4 seater with front and rear armrests. :)

My Bolt EV comes with a cargo cover that lifts when you open the hatch. It's fabric stretched on a wire frame. So it is still maximizing vehicle range by being light in weight like the stretch cloth cover of my 2011 Volt, but is a bit more convenient because of the auto-lift feature. The Volt shelf works in the same way but is heavier and solid. I'm fine with both the stretch cover and the Bolt EV fabric-on-frame approach because both help maximize range while still covering contents.
 

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My 2011 Volt has a ski pass through as it's a 4 seater with front and rear armrests. :)

My Bolt EV comes with a cargo cover that lifts when you open the hatch. It's fabric stretched on a wire frame. So it is still maximizing vehicle range by being light in weight like the stretch cloth cover of my 2011 Volt, but is a bit more convenient because of the auto-lift feature. The Volt shelf works in the same way but is heavier and solid. I'm fine with both the stretch cover and the Bolt EV fabric-on-frame approach because both help maximize range while still covering contents.
Yup, for this purpose Gen1 design was better for both skis and 2x4. Maybe later when out of warranty will try to cut out the backrest piece behind the armrest on my own :).

Bolt has a "real" cover for the version sold in Europe and they sell it as and overpriced part in NA (Part No. 42533228) but I could live with the wired piece too as now I have to lean into the trunk too much to attach it to the hooks. No fun in winter time when the bumper is covered in slush.
 
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