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GM got it right with the Bolt.
What it got wrong was having LG build the battery.
So now GM gets all the media heat for LG's mistakes.

What they should do is continue Bolt production and make the Bolt battery themselves.
The Bolt is still the best value out there in an E-car.
For true. The continued dissing of the Bolt here, claiming all this game-changing new tech will be upon us any day now echos back to 2017. The conventional wisdom here was it was dumb to buy a 2017 Bolt because before the end of a three-year-lease it would be obsolete. Well, guess what? Early 2020, the guy who said that had his 2017 lease run out, didn't like the buy-out terms, went looking for that newer, better EV and it wasn't there at any price he could afford. Now, nearly mid-way through 2022 and there's still nothing as good as affordable and he's wishing he had his Bolt back.

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Their biggest problems stem from the fact that the Ioniq 5, EV6, Mach-E and ID.4 are out there killing it while they're still relying on a car from 5 years ago.
You keep saying "killing it" and yes, some stats are an improvement over the Bolt, but where's the value? All those cars are substantially larger, more expensive, none you list are yet widely available and where they are, mostly way above MSRP. I did a quick search, certainly not complete, but there's very few of them available for sale within a 250-mile radius of me and certainly not at MSRP. "Order yours now."

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT - MSRP $76,735, at three times the price some here paid for their new Bolt, it should be a generation newer, with more bells and whistles.

jack vines, whose 2017 Bolt continues to do everything it was bought to do and has never required any service. So far, so good,
 

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With the Bolt GM had the market for relatively inexpensive long-range BEVs to itself for several years. And with Hyundai/Kia not building nearly enough BEVs for the U.S. market to be seriously competitive and the Model 3 being significantly more expensive, I think a strong case could be made that GM would still have that market pretty much to itself if their handling of the battery fires hadn't been so inept. As ARob and others have suggested, it looks like their plan was to eventually switch out the Bolt for a car that used the same Ultium platform that they'd be putting under their other BEVs, but that the combination of the fires and their response left them without a horse in that race. And by the time that car does come to market it will have to compete with the long-range BEV that Toyota and Subaru are planning to start selling later this year.
You guys keep dissing the Bolt, which has been a fact in the market for seven years now with vaporware which may be along someday.

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It wasn't $30,000 but it was close enough and good enough overall that it truly was a mile marker and edge pusher
Agree completely.

for almost a full year, which is a long time in EV-industry terms,
Almost a full year?? So name the EVs which are readily available for sale today, five years after Bolt introduction, which are better and cost less.

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