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The Chevy Bolt is going to cost around $30,000, well, kinda. See the $30,000 price tag is what the Chevy Bolt should cost after you take away government rebates and incentives.

Chevy's own press materials say:

"The Bolt EV concept is a game-changing electric vehicle designed for attainability, not exclusivity."
 

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That is the base price though. I wonder what the standard features and options packages are going to be like. Will it come with an acceptable level of standard tech, or will it only be cheap if you don't add any options at all?
 

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That is the base price though. I wonder what the standard features and options packages are going to be like. Will it come with an acceptable level of standard tech, or will it only be cheap if you don't add any options at all?
you never asked how much the options cost. No one knows what options cost its not even a production model yet. $30K is what everyone will have to pay at least, better?

Bolt the Volt and Caddy ELR come with most equipment included. Check out the Volt particulars http://www.chevrolet.com/volt-electric-car/specs/trims.html
 

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I'm pretty sure that the standard subsidy is around $5,000. So A price around $35k would make sense. Maybe a bit higher, but no higher than $40k for sure.

Canada has worse subsidies though, so it'll be more expensive for us.
 

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I'm pretty sure that the standard subsidy is around $5,000. So A price around $35k would make sense. Maybe a bit higher, but no higher than $40k for sure.

Canada has worse subsidies though, so it'll be more expensive for us.
Last I checked there was either some state or fed rebate of $7500, and that's what i was factoring in.
 

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I'm pretty sure that the standard subsidy is around $5,000. So A price around $35k would make sense. Maybe a bit higher, but no higher than $40k for sure.

Canada has worse subsidies though, so it'll be more expensive for us.
Federal tax credit is $7,500 actually, coupled with anything your individual state offers.

As for Canada I would recommend doing more research. Quebecs Provincial govvy offers $8,000, BC is offering $5,000 and Ontario was offering up to $8,500 as well.

THing is these were darling programs back in 2008 and 2009 when the world was stumbling under crippling oil prices and bad debt. Barrack promised to incentiveize perpetually until 1 million EV's on te road. Thats not happening and people everywhere are realizing that EV's are really no greener or more convenient then anything else... Which is why you're seeing states like Georgia electing to not renew their EV program...
 

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Hi New to the forum. I live in Montreal QC CANADA. I recently gave up my 2013 Chevy Volt . . . to which I loved very very much! however another has captured my eye and that is the Chevy BOLT
Volt had a gas engine as a back up my phobia is running out of energy when traveling about My main travel is city and i managed very very with the Volt especially in the spring, summer and fall.
Do think the BOLT will have the quick charge capacity like the Tesla
 

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Hi New to the forum. I live in Montreal QC CANADA. I recently gave up my 2013 Chevy Volt . . . to which I loved very very much! however another has captured my eye and that is the Chevy BOLT
Volt had a gas engine as a back up my phobia is running out of energy when traveling about My main travel is city and i managed very very with the Volt especially in the spring, summer and fall.
Do think the BOLT will have the quick charge capacity like the Tesla
Hey welcome to the foum, glad to have another! How will you manage the interim between your Volt and Bolt?
 

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Hi New to the forum. I live in Montreal QC CANADA.
Do think the BOLT will have the quick charge capacity like the Tesla
I do think it will have L2 charging but not charging like Tesla at Supercharger rates. Think charge completely overnight in your garage not in 30m to 1h at a Supercharger-like charger.
 

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The concept Bolt didn't have it, but watch the video on the test Bolt EV that GM presented. There is a scene where the test driver plugs the Bolt EV into a DC charger, using the SAE J1772 DC Combo plug. The DC port on the Bolt EV is below the regular 5-pin AC port and has an orange cap cover, as required by the SAE for any high voltage wiring in EVs. So the Bolt EV will have the DC fast charging feature. This may not be compatible with the TM Superchargers, but the SAE standard has been approved by every American (GM and Ford) and most import EV manufacturers. Only some imports, such as the Nissan Leaf, use the Asian standard known as CHAdeMO. The SAE DC charger can supply over 60 kW, so a Bolt can recharge in minutes.

The first Bolt EV owners will have to use a Level 2 EVSE (240 VAC, 30 A, up to 6.6 kW) to charge their BEVs, but I know that many will use the Bolt EV mostly for short distances and can recharge overnight even with a Level 1 EVSE. As service stations become aware of the new BEV drivers, they will install new SAE J1772 Fast DC chargers to keep their customers who have switched from gasoline to electricity, and eventually gain new BEV drivers. Then every service station will have SAE DC chargers, and the Supercharger network will be only for TM cars.
 

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I do think it will have L2 charging but not charging like Tesla at Supercharger rates. Think charge completely overnight in your garage not in 30m to 1h at a Supercharger-like charger.
Hey welcome to the boards, I'd still like to see someone put an honest effort into battery swap, not like Teslas effort to game CARB...
 

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GM and Toyota might be the two we can depend on for this, they seem more obligated to do so with their programs, along with other big players.
 
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