Submitted by TeslaTap.com on April 19, 2016
It’s great that GM producing the Bolt and I’m sure GM’s dealers can be forced to sell a few. While not my kind of car, it may appeal to those who like sub-compacts, higher costs and generic styling that looks like a hundred other sub-compacts. There is nothing wrong with that and I would hope GM makes more owners aware of EV advantages. I’m not very hopeful of GM’s Bolt since they are forced to sell it through dealers who hate EVs and are not very customer friendly.
As for GM beating Tesla, I’d agree. It could be argued GM beat Tesla with the 600 or so EV-1 sales back in the late 1990s. As for the Bolt, what we’ve seen so far is not competitive with the Tesla Model 3. Three huge differences are the Bolts lack of autopilot, lack of any Supercharger network and relatively low performance.
For those that want a Bolt – go for it. They are not competitive or even in the same class as the Model 3 and you’ll have a year or two to regret your choice.
I approved this message. It was not created by GM, a dealer or someone shorting Tesla stock. If you are in love with the Bolt, please visit GM’s Bolt forum (if it exists).