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MAYBE.

So far everything about it seems good to me as far an an electric sedan goes.
Plus I can't help but notice the of the very obvious things about it over it's predecessor, it actually looks GREAT!

Who else here thinks they're likely to get the Bolt?
 

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Greetings.

I'm certainly very serious about the car. Big catch: I need AWD (I teach skiing...). Current little AWD SUV has 110K miles on it, and I'd be thrilled to get 3 or 4 more years out of it as I put about 15K a year on it. So the timing with the Bolt is perfect for me.

GM is a winner for me over other potential 200 EV competitors like Nissan & Tesla. GM's engineering of the Volt was better than Nissan's job with the Leaf, particularly with the TMS (thermal management system). Not a Elon Musk fan and Tesla's long term future isn't certain (doubt they could get a government bailout...). I'd look seriously at a 200+ mile EV from Ford before either Nissan or Tesla.
 

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Greetings.

I'm certainly very serious about the car. Big catch: I need AWD (I teach skiing...). Current little AWD SUV has 110K miles on it, and I'd be thrilled to get 3 or 4 more years out of it as I put about 15K a year on it. So the timing with the Bolt is perfect for me.

GM is a winner for me over other potential 200 EV competitors like Nissan & Tesla. GM's engineering of the Volt was better than Nissan's job with the Leaf, particularly with the TMS (thermal management system). Not a Elon Musk fan and Tesla's long term future isn't certain (doubt they could get a government bailout...). I'd look seriously at a 200+ mile EV from Ford before either Nissan or Tesla.
I heard GM registed the CrossVolt name, so they may in fact be working on exactly what you need :D;)

Welcome to the both of you!
 

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Welcome to the forum roth.

Since there's not too much known on the Bolt, i don't want to say just yet if it's something i'll get but it's a vehicle im considering.
 

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I am also going to be paying attention to the Tesla Model 3 when that comes out. It may end up being cheaper than the Bolt in the end.
 

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I'll also be on the look out for it, not sure if i'll go the tesla route, but looking like this i might have to...

 

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The basic Tesla shape is ideal for aerodynamics at highway speeds, but for most EV users, a boxy shape, like the Bolt concept, is ideal because it is more space efficient for passengers and cargo. I rather have more headroom and cargo area and lose a few miles of range.

As an example, have you tried sitting inside a Chevy Spark? The EV version is exactly the same shape, but for a small subcompact car, the Spark EV is a great example of space efficiency, versus the other small BEVs that the importers offer. The Bolt can be just as space efficient for EV buyers who need such a vehicle.
 
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