But now we are back to the batteries not being the bottleneck. Weren't we just here? I was thinking on the other hand how many contracts and agreements is GM having to meet that kind of required them to keep building Bolts. As for my swap, it has been over a month and GM has yet to accept the order. I am beginning to think the reason my dealer was willing to accept hosting the swap is that he didn't have any allocations to loose. As for swaps in general. it really illogical that they can make a new Bolt, and ship it to the dealer, but they can't make a battery and ship it to the same dealer. Last I checked, my dealer was waiting on batteries, not an open bay and time for a technician or a Bolt that needed a battery so at least this dealer isn't the bottleneck. We all know we can debate this forever and we will never get a conclusive answer, we don't work in GM management.
Shipping Bolts to dealers is via an established infrastructure that's been in place forever. Also a great deal more batteries have to be shipped to dealers than new Bolts. If they are almost half done, that's about 70,000 packs. GM has not produced and shipped anything near 70,000 Bolts to dealers in the same amount of time.
Also packs have to go in both directions, refurbished packs out to the dealers, and cores back to GM/LG for refurbishment. New Bolts only have to go in one direction, to the dealers.
Packs are ~1000 lbs each, and they don't have wheels and motors that allow them to be just driven onto trucks and trains like new Bolts do. And I believe they are considered hazardous too, so it's not just anyone who can truck then. And we've been in the middle of a trucker's shortage the whole while.
And I haven't even touched on all the potential dealer service department related delays that can occur. And of course every time, a pack replacement has to be scheduled with the customer at a time that works for them. And maybe a loaner has to be arranged etc. Some dealers are probably very efficient, others not so much. So many more moving parts to this whole process.
You are right, your dealer has no allocations to lose with a trade repurchase. Our dealer didn't lose an allocation either when we got our EUV last month. It's a freebie, no allocations lost.
I hope GM accepts your order soon.