2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Broken Promises On The Trot
The Chevrolet Bolt is easily the best EV car money can buy today but it is not delivering the promises made by parent company, GM. If you are to look back at all the statements made by GM during the Bolt’s development, you can see that there are a number of promises that are unfulfilled.
The first is the promise to release the Bolt on a nationwide basis. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen at all. The Bolt made an impactful debut but it is only released in states that practice ZEV mandates.
The second broken promise is with the Bolt’s volume. GM said that they want the Bolt to pursue high volume sales and this is so that the car can give future rival Tesla Model 3 a strong fight. However, the opposite has happened as GM decided to settle for 30,000 units a year even when knowing that they are fully capable of doing more.
Last but not least, GM said that they want the Bolt to kick-start their campaign in the green industry but they seemed to have lost their ways when they said that the Bolt is really useful in helping them to meet the new overall emission level.
We just don’t see the need for GM to make such promises if they can’t deliver. The Bolt is a mighty fine car but why can GM be honest with it?