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A month ago I told a family friend who is a Chevrolet dealer that I wanted to by a Bolt. He told me I would be first on the list. I contacted his inventory manager today to see if they have gotten their allocation. She informed me they have not and they are expecting a May, June delivery. I gave our second car to my son and was hoping to hang in there until January. Any one else in Arizona with similar news?
 

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Initial allocations are for CA and OR. Never any official announcement from GM on this, or any other roll out plans for that matter.

Could be ZEV states first, a West to East progression, or something else entirely. CA/OR dealers were not notified ahead of time that they would get the first units or when it would be. They were just notified one day that they had XX cars allocated and they needed to configure them online by a certain date.

Eastern most charging in Indio to charging on western edge of Phoenix is 221 miles. There a couple of RV parks with NEMA 14-50 outlets along the route in you have an EVSE with a plug you can bring with. Ready for an adventure???
 

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randemar, I'm curious which dealer you talked to, or at least area, if you don't want to post the details. I also was thinking I would only have to hold out to about January with my old car, so this thread has my attention.
 

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If all else fails, share the vehicle with your son until the Bolt comes? Takes a bit of schedule juggling but it should work out.
 

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I'm in PA, my dealership told me today that their Chevy rep said PA won't be getting allocations until 2nd quarter 2017. I'm really hoping it will be sooner than that...
 

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Reply from a Phoenix dealer: "I am told by my Inventory Specialist that the Bolts may be coming to AZ in the early to mid coming year, unfortunately there is no for certain time."

So that sounds a lot like evDude's 2nd quarter in PA.
 

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Going to be a painful wait from now till then, but at least it wont result in tapping into our Christmas funds :D
 

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Talked a dealer in Tempe. Has 3 people on deposit list. I can be #4 and be able to place order in May for June/July delivery. Was told 2-4 allotments per month. $500 to hold spot. GM is missing the boat on this.
 

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I'm in PA, my dealership told me today that their Chevy rep said PA won't be getting allocations until 2nd quarter 2017. I'm really hoping it will be sooner than that...
If Maryland is an option for you some dealers are expecting orders in as early as the end of January. I have a deposit in with Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg for a Bolt in a second chunk of their allocation (I missed their first order) that they expect by the middle of February.
 

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Talked a dealer in Tempe. Has 3 people on deposit list. I can be #4 and be able to place order in May for June/July delivery. Was told 2-4 allotments per month. $500 to hold spot. GM is missing the boat on this.
They make more money in ZEV states (they can sell the excess credits), so those state will obviously be the first priority. Dealership allocations are also at least partly determined by volume of current EV products (Volt in AZ). Dealers that have been committed and successful in selling EV's in the past are being given more access to a high demand product (kind of a reward).
I don't fault GM for doing it this way - it makes sense from a business standpoint. Lobby to get AZ to follow the CARB guidelines and you will have better access to EV's. Find a dealer that sells a lot of Volts and they'll have a bigger allocation.
 

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We were a CARB state and then it was removed by our great former Governor. This is the dealership I bought my Volt from and are one of if not the largest in the state for Volts. 2-4 cars a month is a joke.
 

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We were a CARB state and then it was removed by our great former Governor. This is the dealership I bought my Volt from and are one of if not the largest in the state for Volts. 2-4 cars a month is a joke.
Look outside of AZ (specifically Cali) and see if a Cali dealer has some "loose" Bolts on the way.
 

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We were a CARB state and then it was removed by our great former Governor. This is the dealership I bought my Volt from and are one of if not the largest in the state for Volts. 2-4 cars a month is a joke.
The Tempe dealerships I looked at quickly had 4 and 6 Volts listed in inventory. Capitol in San Jose has 53. Volume is relative. Should they be allocated an equal number of Bolts?
 

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One thing to note, if a dealer has Bolt listings without a VIN or anything you would typically see with a an individual vehicle that's actually available, odds are they're just trying to get deposits coming in. I've seen it happen way too often with other cars.
 

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My local dealer where I get my Volt serviced in New Jersey called me last week and said he expects some deliveries by the end of January. I previously gave this dealer several Bolt pamphlets I got from The New York Auto Show. He told me I could come down and put in an order. I do not believe this guy and think he just wants my deposit. I brought my 2013 Volt from Rydell in Northridge, CA in October 2012 and had it shipped to NJ (just outside NYC) for $805. I did not see any announcement about NJ dealers able to put in orders. I recently saw that New York and Virginia dealers will be able to put in orders in early 2017. Unless New York also means New Jersey and if that is the case Virginia could also include Maryland which are all Carb states. In the past I was not able to get New Jersey Dealers to budge much from MSRP, which caused me to go out of state for the purchase. Bottom line is the cost. Not sure if Virginia is a Carb state.
 

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My local dealer where I get my Volt serviced in New Jersey called me last week and said he expects some deliveries by the end of January. I previously gave this dealer several Bolt pamphlets I got from The New York Auto Show. He told me I could come down and put in an order. I do not believe this guy and think he just wants my deposit. I brought my 2013 Volt from Rydell in Northridge, CA in October 2012 and had it shipped to NJ (just outside NYC) for $805. I did not see any announcement about NJ dealers able to put in orders. I recently saw that New York and Virginia dealers will be able to put in orders in early 2017. Unless New York also means New Jersey and if that is the case Virginia could also include Maryland which are all Carb states. In the past I was not able to get New Jersey Dealers to budge much from MSRP, which caused me to go out of state for the purchase. Bottom line is the cost. Not sure if Virginia is a Carb state.
Who did you use for shipping for your Volt? I am still looking at shipping options for my Bolt, and I'm in MD. The shipping cost should be similar?
 

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My local dealer where I get my Volt serviced in New Jersey called me last week and said he expects some deliveries by the end of January. I previously gave this dealer several Bolt pamphlets I got from The New York Auto Show. He told me I could come down and put in an order. I do not believe this guy and think he just wants my deposit. I brought my 2013 Volt from Rydell in Northridge, CA in October 2012 and had it shipped to NJ (just outside NYC) for $805. I did not see any announcement about NJ dealers able to put in orders. I recently saw that New York and Virginia dealers will be able to put in orders in early 2017. Unless New York also means New Jersey and if that is the case Virginia could also include Maryland which are all Carb states. In the past I was not able to get New Jersey Dealers to budge much from MSRP, which caused me to go out of state for the purchase. Bottom line is the cost. Not sure if Virginia is a Carb state.
The quote I'v seen most often didn't limit roll out to NY, MA, and VA. The dealer I'm using in Maryland expects cars by the end of January.

"Its national roll out starts in 2017 with the first Bolt deliveries beginning this winter in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states such as New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia. "
 
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