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b b bb BOLT (yes BOLT) to take on Model 3

GM is making a $30,000 electric car called the Chevrolet Bolt - TheVerge
By Josh Lowensohn
on January 10, 2015

....The new car will compete squarely with Tesla's Model 3, which was announced in June, and itself is designed to take on BMW's 3 series. Tesla has said only that the car will be 20 percent smaller than the Model S, and go for more than 200 miles on a charge when it arrives in 2017. The Bolt would also trump Chevy's own Spark, which is also fully electric, but only has a range of 82 miles. By comparison, the 200 mile range the Bolt is said to get would bring it closer to many gasoline-powered vehicles....

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2 plus years out, I wonder how the market will change by then. Competition, price of fuel, etc.

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The first Volt came out amidst the bankruptcy and all the negativity that entailed, now the second generation Volt is set to debut to $2 gasoline. Talk about crappy luck!!!

I would much rather have a range extended vehicle like the Volt than all electric like the Model S or Bolt.
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instead of "Voltec", GM should just call it KARMA

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This is supposed to be a compact CUV/wagon type vehicle, which makes it more practical as a second vehicle in a household.
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^ and prolley more like the un-mentioned 4th Tesla, the model Y
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S - 3 - X - Y

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Please tell me that no automaker on earth is going to name a vehicle "Bolt."

Next up, GMC Sawzall, and Buick Washer.
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I hope it performs like the tesla but I'm sure that won't happen...



Will it be fwd or AWD?

Hope it looks good.
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Deep dive: The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt's electric powertrain

From left to right, you can see two different Volt batteries, the Spark EV's battery, and the Bolt's.
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GM’s Ready to Lose $9,000 a Pop and Chase the Electric Car Boom
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David Welch & John Lippert - November 30, 2016


General Motors Co. stands to lose as much as $9,000 on every Chevrolet Bolt that leaves a showroom once the all-electric subcompact starts rolling out. Sounds crazy, but...

...Where it’ll get interesting is over the next decade or so. The [Cali] states’ rules are set to tighten so that zero-emission vehicles, or ZEVs, will have to rise to an estimated 15.4 percent of sales by 2025, some five times the current level.

The hurdles may go higher: Brown, a Democrat with two years left in his term, signed a law ordering greenhouse-gas emissions be 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. To get there, ZEVs, plug-in hybrids or fuel-cell cars like Honda Motor Co.’s Clarity may have to comprise 40 percent of sales, up from about 3 percent now, according to California Air Resources Board staff projections.

Can that really happen? “The idea that automakers will sell 40 percent of their vehicles at a loss in California is ludicrous,” said Eric Noble, president of the CarLab, a consulting company in Orange, California, who reckons most electric cars lose at least $10,000 per sale...
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