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There's videos and photos popping up all over the place of people sitting in and even test driving Bolts. E.g., this weekend at Duke University, you can test drive a Bolt. I stumbled upon the Duke event on twitter but was wondering if there is any easy way to find out if Chevy are actually displaying the car near you?
 

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I bought a first year Volt after Chevy came through Chicago with a test ride road show back in 2010. I'd love it if they repeated that with the Bolt. As much as I am ready to buy a Bolt, I won't without a test drive. YMMV
 

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Bolt EV has been appearing at regional auto shows. There was one at the Texas State Fair, but that just closed. I believe there was one at a show in Orange County, CA recently, too. I'm sure there are more out there.
 

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There's videos and photos popping up all over the place of people sitting in and even test driving Bolts. E.g., this weekend at Duke University, you can test drive a Bolt. I stumbled upon the Duke event on twitter but was wondering if there is any easy way to find out if Chevy are actually displaying the car near you?
If you google car shows near your area, you may find a car show near you. There have been bolts recently reported seen in LA (orange county) and sacramento, ca and texas. All locations let you sit in them but no test drives that I've seen lately. You could also google chevy public relations personnel and email them and see if you can get some info. I think Michelle Macachado or Kevin Riley were the rep for electrific vehicles.

I bought a first year Volt after Chevy came through Chicago with a test ride road show back in 2010. I'd love it if they repeated that with the Bolt. As much as I am ready to buy a Bolt, I won't without a test drive. YMMV
I have to agree with you about a test drive being a must. Early reports of narrow, stiff seats on the cloth seats at these shows has me wondering about the comfort. Maybe the premier leather will be better. Who knows. Also, with earliest reported TPW's being late November, I'm guessing delieveries before the end of the year will be rare and i would like to by closer to the end of the year so i dont have to wait long to take advantage of the tax credit and get a refund quicker, so I'm in no rush. I'll wait for them to show up at dealerships and maybe get some dscounts in 2017, but it will be hard to wait. Patience, patience.:)
 

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If you google car shows near your area, you may find a car show near you. There have been bolts recently reported seen in LA (orange county) and sacramento, ca and texas. All locations let you sit in them but no test drives that I've seen lately. You could also google chevy public relations personnel and email them and see if you can get some info. I think Michelle Macachado or Kevin Riley were the rep for electrific vehicles.
Thanks, will give that a try.
 

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If you google car shows near your area, you may find a car show near you.
What crazy grammar you have here! The correct way to write that is: "if you use Google to do a search, you may find a car show near you. " And remember that many never use Google. Some still use Yahoo! and many Windows fans use Bing. Don't convert "Google" into a verb.
 

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It is very possible you will be able to drive a 2017 Bolt at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. I will be there.
 

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What crazy grammar you have here! The correct way to write that is: "if you use Google to do a search, you may find a car show near you. " And remember that many never use Google. Some still use Yahoo! and many Windows fans use Bing. Don't convert "Google" into a verb.
For as many post as you have on this forum, I'm very surprised you've never seen it used in that manner. It's very commonly used in casual conversation in the last 5-10 years here in the states. If bing or yahoo were as good at doing searches then they would probably used in the same manner. Thanks for looking out for me.:rolleyes:
 

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I'm going to attend!

http://energyweekatduke.org/kickoff/

Sunday, Oct. 30
2:30-5:30pm
Bryan Center

Come join us for a celebratory BBQ to kickoff the very first Energy Week at Duke. Here, you will learn more about what is in store for the week and hear any last updates on the opportunities that will be available throughout the week.

EV Ride and Drive Event

Jump in the drivers seat of GM's newest line of electric and hybrid electric vehicles! Test drives are open to public. Drivers must be 18+ years old with a valid drivers license!

Who: Open to the public! Drivers must be 18+ with a valid drivers license.
What: BBQ Picnic, GM vehicle test drives, Duke Electric Vehicles Club, and smoothie bike
Why: Who doesn't like sweet cars and good old Carolina BBQ? Also, the transportation sector represents one of our largest sources of energy demand. Companies like General Motors work every day in defining the future of transportation. Come check out GM's newest line of vehicles, as well as some of the transportation innovation that is happening right here at Duke!
 

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What crazy grammar you have here! The correct way to write that is: "if you use Google to do a search, you may find a car show near you. " And remember that many never use Google. Some still use Yahoo! and many Windows fans use Bing. Don't convert "Google" into a verb.
How did you feel when "xerox" became a verb?
 

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What crazy grammar you have here! The correct way to write that is: "if you use Google to do a search, you may find a car show near you. " And remember that many never use Google. Some still use Yahoo! and many Windows fans use Bing. Don't convert "Google" into a verb.
I use AltaVista for all of my googling.
 

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Yes, Alta Vista was the best search engine in existence in the beginning. Now, nobody has even heard of it.
 

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If you google car shows near your area, you may find a car show near you. There have been bolts recently reported seen in LA (orange county) and sacramento, ca and texas. All locations let you sit in them but no test drives that I've seen lately. You could also google chevy public relations personnel and email them and see if you can get some info. I think Michelle Macachado or Kevin Riley were the rep for electrific vehicles.

I got a response from someone in the Chevy comms department. They didn't give me a lot of info but they confirmed there are not going to be any test drives of the Bolt at the LA Auto Show.
 

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I got a response from someone in the Chevy comms department. They didn't give me a lot of info but they confirmed there are not going to be any test drives of the Bolt at the LA Auto Show.
Glad to hear that you were able to get the info you needed even though my post contained wacky grammar (e.g. googling).:)

On a side note, in the first few months when the G2 volts were rolled out there was a program where chevy said that they would come to you to do a test drive. I believe they would email you the invite for a test drive after signing up for news/updates after playing around with their configuration website. I believe it was only for CA, but I'm not sure.

So once the chevy configuration website is up and running then you may want to sign to see if you get that invitation.
 
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