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Used bolts in mass storage

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My photos doesn't capture the amount of bolts stored here near me in Antioch calif. I'll estimate 8k after seeing 17 k German diesels stored here during the VW diesel scandal.The first photo was take about a month ago ,maybe 1 k then.Been seeing truck loads of bolts headed this way lately on the highways. I heard a radio news brief (KCBS am740)about a CAN proposal to give $9500 discounts towards a used bolt inorder to get old polluting autos off the road here in central calif said to be in use by low income residents (farm workers) . I'd like to learn more about this if you can direct me to more info if appreciate it.
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Hood looks too long for Rivian. The angled part above the windshield is too long, as well. Those are probably Ford Transit vans.
Amazon does use Ford Transit vans, and the ones in the photo are the color that Amazon delivery vans are.
Most of the people I know with trucks who don’t live in rural areas use their trucks to go to work at their desk job or go to the movies or out to the nightclub. It’s only in rural areas where people actually need trucks to do “truck things.” For the vast majority of truck owners, an EV truck even with current limitations is more than adequate. Within the next 5 years, we’ll see EV trucks can that do “super duty” type activities and then all this talk about towing will stop.
The Ford Maverick Hybrid seems to be a hot seller because it can do the limited number of "truck things" that suburban drivers would like to do (haul bulky or dirty items in the bed that can be hosed out, instead of in the interior), even though it is otherwise more similar to a Focus or Escape in other respects. I.e. it is more like a 37mpg modern Ranchero that is really what the suburban pickup driver actually uses the capability of.

An EV version of such could also be attractive to the subset of those drivers who would want an EV.

But then there are still many suburban drivers who want a full size pickup that they are unlikely to use the extra capability it has over something like a Maverick.
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The red and purple stickers were issued in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Seems like most Bolts from that time have become eligible for new batteries. Perhaps this is where lease returns are being stored?
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