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Should GM have named the North American version of the Bolt, the Volt-e? Discuss.

Why Ampera-e for Europe?
Typing 'discuss' after a question on a forum is redundant. It's like typing MY12 or MY2012, redundant. 2012 means just that, 2012 Model Year :)

I vote no. I much prefer Bolt & Volt personally.
 

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Since both Volt and BoltEV exist in the marketplace, naming them even more similarly to each other would be more confusing. Ampera was discontinued, so, recycling the name makes sense there.

Lol. Wall-e.
 

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I think since the two cars have completely different looking body styles, they should not both have a "Volt"-based name. They also have different drive systems, so that is not a common factor either. It would make more sense to give it a "Spark"-based name, although I would not recommend that either since they are in different classes.
 

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Should GM have named the North American version of the Bolt, the Volt-e? Discuss.
No, and it should not have been named "Bolt". But, they did not ask me.
 

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I don't like the Bolt name given they already have the Volt, but I don't like the idea of Volt-e even more.

As for Europe, Ampera-e seems like a mouthful and even though the Ampera has been discontinued, I think they'll do more harm than good because of the name association. Obviously the Ampera never caught on, so why recycle the name for a COMPLETELY different car? And they're fooling themselves by adding the -e on the end to distinguish the two. Perhaps they're trying to do what Toyota does with the Prius, and create an Ampera brand, but that doesn't make sense to me.
 

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Should GM have named the North American version of the Bolt, the Volt-e? Discuss.

Why Ampera-e for Europe?
No. The Volt is no longer sold in Europe as the Ampera, so one could say that the Ampera name was vacant and available.

Volt-e would bring more confusion than the Bolt name - the Volt looks entirely different than the Bolt, other than their bowties. Each stands alone for what it is, and so naming the Bolt as if it would be a sub-model of the Volt just would not be correct.

This 'confusion' between Bolt and Volt is ridiculous. The words may rhyme, but each is distinct in meaning - just as are both cars.
 

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In China they're selling the Volt under Buick...That's a quick and easy way to stop with the confusion, brand the Volt a Buick...So now you have the Buick Volt and the Chevy Bolt EV...
 
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