Straight from the horse’s mouth; Rick Alpern, the general manager of Keyes Chevrolet in Van Nuys, California, said that his dealership will be getting an allotment of Bolt EVs from the first wave.
Alpern posted this on the GM-Volt forum and stated that the “initial allocation is 78; I have 35 deposits so that leaves 43 open slots.” This claim was confirmed by HybridCars when they gave him a call last Friday. In the phone interview, he confirmed the allotment via the Van Nuys dealer’s computer terminal.
He was also told by his GM rep that only Oregon and California will be getting vehicles from the first wave and he’s hoping to receive the shipment by the end of the year. Do note that his dealership is getting a large amount because it is among the top five in California. Bolt EV allocations are based on the dealership’s sales volume patterns so those of you near a smaller California dealership may have to wait until next year to drive away with one.
Currently, potential buyers can’t add specific trims and options to their Bolts yet so Alpern is only taking place holding pre-orders. Customers are also leaving him with a wish list of what they’d want in a Bolt and he’ll do his best to fulfill their wishes.
If any forum members are close to Keyes Chevrolet and wish to put in a pre-order, you’d better do it soon because only 43 out of 78 vehicles are left.