2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Salty GM Promises Should Not Happen
What is there not to like about the Chevrolet Bolt? The car is easily the best EV money can buy today and there is no reason that should hold you away from purchasing one right now. But as good as the Bolt is, the car is not at its fullest potential and this is due to GM.
GM made many promises with the Bolt EV and some of the major ones did not get delivered. One of them is the promise to release the Bolt on a nationwide basis. Well, that didn’t happen at all. The Bolt debuted in full style but only in states that practice ZEV mandates.
The second undelivered 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 pose a threat to the upcoming Tesla Model 3. However, the opposite has happened as GM decided to settle for 30,000 units a year.
Finally, GM initially wanted to the Bolt into the prime choice for EV cars but they changed their minds as they are only using the Bolt to lower down their overall emission output rather than gunning for top spot.
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?