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Bolts in the wild?

Besides the Bolt you may own, or lease, are you seeing Bolts out on the highway yet? I spotted my second one today. Other than a truck load I saw on a transporter and those on the dealer lots, I have only spotted two actually "in the wild".

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I thought they would be selling better here in the Bay Area Bubble, but it seems sales are a bit reserved which is good for me because they are starting to pile up on dealer lots and the price is coming down. (Now advertised $1700 off MSRP) Maybe people are waiting for others to go first? Maybe only a Tesla Model 3 will do? Maybe people hold a grudge against GM to the death?
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I've seen some plugged in, charging - including one parked 'overnight' (I assume) at 1 a.m. It was actively charging.
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I've seen a total of 4 in the wild. One was parked in a Trader Joe's parking lot in Morgan Hill and 3 were on 85 during commute between San Jose and Mountain View.

2 of them waived at me, I think they were excited to see another Bolt as well.
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I've yet to see one in the wild - Orange County, CA. I'm the only one!! :-)
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I met one other Bolt in Orange County, at a car wash. Have not seen any others. I thought there would be more by now.
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Not a single one... and I live in their native ecosphere- the Bay Area!

It'll be fun to start seeing them pop up.
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Haven't seen any in Nebraska. Based on what people are saying I won't see any till September thru December 2017. I'll be the only one....
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All alone in MD so far. Reports are dealers got their first Bolts last week though.
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Spotted an orange one in San Rafael the other day.
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I met one other Bolt in Orange County, at a car wash. Have not seen any others. I thought there would be more by now.
Yeah, the feeling I'm getting is that they are just not catching on yet. Probably a disappointment for GM. People have said that 200+ miles in range coupled with a $30,000 cost would be a game changer, but it seems the game is still resistant to change.

I suspect the green folks, the tech hipsters and the EV fans are mostly waiting for the Model 3 and the rest of the ordinary car buying public has yet to become aware of how well this car can work for most. Likely better than the Model 3 in many cases. I think in the case of the Bolt however, it will have to be word of mouth, so I hope GM is responsive and does everything it can to address problems and keep the early adopters happy.
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