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It's not for lack of trying, but GM isn't going to hit its EV sales goal of having 500,000 electric or hybrid vehicles on the road by 2017. It was an ambitious goal, and the thing about ambitious goals is that they can be hard to achieve. GM has admitted that it's very unlikely to that they will meet that goal.

At the end of 2014, GM had about 181,000 electric or hybrid cars on the road. That means that GM would have to sell about 100,000 EVs or hybrids per year for the next 3 years in order to meet their goal.

Volt sales haven't been doing amazingly, and I doubt that the Bolt will be able to pick up all that slack once it comes out on the market.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2015/05/07/gm-expects-fall-short-electric-cars/70937202/
 

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Keeping their markets limited to the states they selected was what some can say is a mistake. Not sure how well received EV's would have been in markets further away from initial launch markets but they must have some good reason for not going their.
 

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The next delivery of the 2016 Chevy Volt (Gen 2) will be fully nation wide, but GM has not revealed details on the 2017 Chevy Bolt, so we have to be patient as GM releases their news slowly for the next 16 months.
 

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The next delivery of the 2016 Chevy Volt (Gen 2) will be fully nation wide, but GM has not revealed details on the 2017 Chevy Bolt, so we have to be patient as GM releases their news slowly for the next 16 months.
Nation-wide is the way to go. I was thinking they'd expand it to more markets, more key and growing markets.
 

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Do you think that the choice to restrict sales to certain states was because of the limited infrastructure in many states? This would stop people from buying the vehicles because of range anxiety, let alone the fact that some states are far more concerned about the environment than others.
 

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Do you think that the choice to restrict sales to certain states was because of the limited infrastructure in many states? This would stop people from buying the vehicles because of range anxiety, let alone the fact that some states are far more concerned about the environment than others.
no. Vehicles are limited to certain states because of compliance. cars like the spark EV cost GM money everytime they sell one, they'd gladly sell one to anyone who wanted one if they were making cake on each one...
 

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That would stop me, chances are it will stop others. As long as infrastructure is in place and the right demographic of buyers, that mixture makes it a sound market to sell in.
 
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