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There is no official GM wait list. GM won't take anybody's money until they have a working prototype to show people and verify performance. They'll no doubt then wait until they can gaurantee a release date too. Just have to stay tuned here. I'm sure we'll be amongst the first to know when Chevy dealers will start taking deposits.

If you go down to your local Chevy dealer now and try to put a deposit down they should refuse to (that's assuming they even know what a Volt is.) and if they don't, you're just wasting your money IMO. Just because a dealer took your money, doesn't mean GM will be shipping Volts to that dealer first, anytime soon or at all.

Maybe GM will start an official national wait list, but I doubt it. They've never done it for any other new vehicle launch to my knowledge. It's usually first come first serve at the select dealerships that will be getting the new car first. Usually, the rest of the dealers get the car too eventually.
 

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Wouldn't it provide them a known and quantifiable initial market ? What company wouldn't want that ? What company wouldn't want to take your money up front ? Do they really think it's going to fail ?
They would love all those things, particularly the money up front right about now, but when you're GM you have to be careful. Nobody is going to cut them any slack. If they don't deliver the car on time because of an engineering or manufacturing problem or it turns out it only goes say 35 mile on a charge, people will get real mad real fast and before you know it, people want their money back, bad PR, maybe even law suits. If you're Joe's Eco-EV electric car start up, the people that put money down will cut the start up lots of slack, but GM, who's been in business for a 100 years and is one of the biggest car companies in the world, people want it people want it on time, on budget, with in spec and in near perfection.

Bottom line, it's just too soon for them to take deposits.
 
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