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Very nice, I was just looking at that too, for the Bolt EV. Finally hitting other markets and some incentives. I imagine next month will be telling on how many were waiting for Model 3 production reveal.
 

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Wow, that's more Bolts that I thought would be sold. And most of the orders placed by "all other states" when Bolt ordering opened up nationwide in June still haven't hit dealerships yet. August should be a BIG month for Bolt sales.
 

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Okay, if those deliveries aren't out yet, Sept will be the month to check impact of Model 3 (waiting to see specs and pricing). Also, how much inventory drops. It went down 300 or so this month. I figured it would pick up second half. I imagine 2500 plus per month average through end of year, most of those existing 5600 units will be pushed out with incentives before year end. Tax break will be nice :)
 

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Count my one towards that total.

This was in the press release on the GM investors page.

•Chevrolet Bolt EV – 1,832 Bolts were sold in July for the best month ever. August will be the first month the Bolt EV is available on a national basis.
 

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3500 EV's a month for GM (Volt+Bolt) is pretty darn good. Too bad the Volt is suffering a bit, it is a fantastic car, and deserves to continue to sell well. But the Prius-prime is out, so the overall EV market continues to grow.
 

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Odd the different sales number from Inside Evs and GM! 1832 vs 1971? Chevy is going to have to hurry to get them in all states within the month!
 

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Odd the different sales number from Inside Evs and GM! 1832 vs 1971? Chevy is going to have to hurry to get them in all states within the month!
I think the 1,832 figure was retail (i.e. not fleet) sales, while the 1,971 number is combined retail + fleet sales.
 

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DHAM for the Volt was also on an extended shutdown and just restarted to start producing 2018's. I think a lot of people are waiting on the fence to see what incentives are out for 2017 Volt's. Volt inventory doesn't look very high either.
Just looking at my dealer, there are 12 Bolts and only 3 Volts on the lot. It's unusual for my dealer to have so few Volts.
 

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Bad news for the Volt and just about every other sedan out there.

SUV's are so hot, no one wants anything else. And as long a fuel prices are low, that trend will not change.

I think a Volt based SUV would be a winner, but is probably never going to happen. I will be sorry to see the Volt go the way of other technologically advanced GM cars like the Corvair, Vega (esp. the Cosworth), and EV1.

The Tesla model 3 is a big outlier to the SUV trend. But then Tesla IS the industry outlier.
 

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Bad news for the Volt and just about every other sedan out there.

SUV's are so hot, no one wants anything else. And as long a fuel prices are low, that trend will not change.
Of course the Volt is a hatch, but it looks like a sedan. I've always been fairly impressed with what the Volt can handle in terms of cargo, thanks to the large rear opening.

But yeah, it's getting to the point where SUVs/CUVs are the standard and everything else is niche.
 

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The Bolt is basically a CUV, so that should help sales given the public's desires.

I don't see how 3 sales can do anything up increase Bolt sales. Of those 500,000 people who put down deposits waiting for a 3, today they are not Bolt sales. But if Tesla production hiccups, some of those people will wind up buying a Bolt. And the latest insight has a maxed out Bolt some $15K cheaper than a maxed 3 (which can go as high as $60K!). So again, some of those 500,000 waiting for a $35K EV will now wind up with a Bolt.
 

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Bolt sales are doing better, at least in Northern CA. Fremont Chev is discounting $3,750 off the cost of their Bolts and they have many in stock. $ 3750 off + gov 7500 + CA 2500= $13,750 off a Bolt, not bad for bringing in business. Super deal for this EV.
 

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The Bolt is basically a CUV, so that should help sales given the public's desires.

I don't see how 3 sales can do anything up increase Bolt sales. Of those 500,000 people who put down deposits waiting for a 3, today they are not Bolt sales. But if Tesla production hiccups, some of those people will wind up buying a Bolt. And the latest insight has a maxed out Bolt some $15K cheaper than a maxed 3 (which can go as high as $60K!). So again, some of those 500,000 waiting for a $35K EV will now wind up with a Bolt.
Some will decide to buy a Bolt, because it is an EV, but the target market for the TM3 was always a more upscale buyer. If they don't want to wait for the TM3 or don't like the price or features they may decide to replace their current vehicle with another Audi A4, Mercedes C Class or BMW 3 and 4 series vehicles. These near luxury brands/models have street credibility and pride of ownership that is not associated with the Chevrolet brand (except for the Corvette.) The Chevrolet dealer has what you need but the Tesla showroom has what you want.
 

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The Bolt is basically a CUV, so that should help sales given the public's desires.

I don't see how 3 sales can do anything up increase Bolt sales. Of those 500,000 people who put down deposits waiting for a 3, today they are not Bolt sales. But if Tesla production hiccups, some of those people will wind up buying a Bolt. And the latest insight has a maxed out Bolt some $15K cheaper than a maxed 3
I think the Tesla 3 will also bring the GM volt more sales too.
 
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