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Chevy prices 2017 Bolt EV at $37,495; $29,995 after federal tax credit

Chevrolet will offer the Bolt EV with a base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $37,495 including destination charge. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for a net value of $29,995. The battery-electric Bolt EV has an EPA estimated 238-mile range.


The LT trim starts at $37,495 and comes with standard features that include, among others, Regen on Demand steering wheel paddle; rear vision camera; 10.2-inch diagonal color touch screen and Michelin Self-sealing tires (in certain circumstances).

The top trim Premier includes all LT equipment plus additional standard features such as leather-appointed seats, front and rear heated seats, surround camera and rear camera mirror. Pricing includes destination and freight charges and excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. The Bolt EV will be available at select dealerships in late 2016.



It will be a real game changer, assuming they can make enough of them.
Unlike the S3, you'll be able to buy it this year, so it should have about a year's free run at the market.
Nissan and the rest better up their game real soon.
I imagine the only thing that will save them will be the inability of GM to make enough of these.

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I read elsewhere that GMs initial production capacity is limited to 30,000 per year. So this is probably what they will sell in 2017. They should sell out their production in that year as GM really does not have any competition in that price segment for BEVs. I think only some markets in the US will get it like California.

By 2018 the real game begins as Tesla and possibly Nissan and BMW and others will start to sell 200+ miles BEVs for 35k USD. That year should witness serious growth in the sales of BEVs. Hopefully Tesla will be able to get to an annual production rate of 500,000 units at the end of 2018. We will see.

I am mostly looking forward to see the 2nd generation Autopilot for Tesla in terms of hardware. I think it will come in about summer 2017 first on Model S and X and then on Model 3 at launch at the end of 2017. I expect that Autopilot to be nearly fully self-driving once they roll out the software updates in 2018 and 2019. By 2019 I expect Tesla to launch a 3rd generation Autopilot with build in redundancy and that version has all the sensors and redundancy and computing power to become fully autonomous with subsequent software updates after which it will not require a driver license to own or drive in. It could be sold without a steering wheel and pedals to people that does not have a driver license and to taxi services in order to prevent people from taking control manually. I think the legislation will be ready to allow it by 2020.

I think Tesla will be first with a fully autonomous taxi service. However, GM and Ford will follow shortly thereafter and Toyota and FiatChrysler may bankrupt by 2025 because they were too late with fully autonomous taxi services that will be the only thing that matters for automaker survival by 2025.


I would like to believe Henrik's predictions but there will be only a few ADVs around by 2020, with the exception of a few 'test' units.

However, 2025 may be a better possibility in limited-selected places?

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Harvey if Tesla can make the 3rd generation Autopilot by summer 2019 they will produce at least 500,000 cars with that system before dec 2020 where software updates have made all of them fully autonomous. So it is going to be a massive rollout of fully driverless cars from 2020. Millions not just a few test vehicles. And they will start to drive 100,000 miles per year not just 15,000 miles per year because they can serve many people every day not just one owner and his family.

You believe all kind of nonsense about how fast FCV and batteries for BEVs will evolve but you do not believe in driverless tech being real by 2020. We see the world very differently for sure. I can assure you that driverless tech is evolving much faster than FCV and battery tech. We will have driverless vehicles several years before we will get to 450wh/kg or 1100wh/l affordable batteries at the cell level.


All the above,
Another term for these tech pushing variants is loss leaders.
Somewhere along the supply chain there can be $$ leakage. It brings market share and brand recognition. The loss may be strategic, whether the public purse or the .co as there is an expectation of future return.
It is very important that the price is accepted by the market and both Tesla and GM seem to have this factor plugged in.
The way things seem to work in this deflationary world economy has seen a consistent price reduction combined with increasing specification.
If this is a window to the the future- it is very bright.


@ Henrik...I would like to believe you but a few nasty accidents and lack of appropriate regulations will delay massive ADVs usage till 2025+

FCEVs would make better ADVs

However, improved 450+ Wh/Kg batteries and vastly improved FCs (without platinum) may be around by 2020/2022.

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