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by roundpeg
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era
Replies: 60
Views: 27772

Re: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era

Product planning by the auto industry is a difficult task, because it takes 5 or so years for a new product or the next generation of a current product to reach the market. 5 or so years is an eternity in terms of oil price fluctuations. Reconfiguring factories and changing orders from suppliers in...
by roundpeg
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era
Replies: 60
Views: 27772

Re: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era

They're selling all that they're making so far. I think it makes sense to a certain extent. As demand starts to drop off, we should see costs come down. Getting rid of the EV rebate would be bad. However I think there will be some push back against it, because it does hurt American industry and jeo...
by roundpeg
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era
Replies: 60
Views: 27772

Re: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era

Demand is going to exist in Europe and China no matter what we do. Europe believes in Climate Change and China literally can't afford to run millions of polluting automobiles, their cities are already choking on smog on a level we can scarcely imagine. I've seen what 200+ PM 2.5 levels looks like a...
by roundpeg
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era
Replies: 60
Views: 27772

Re: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era

That's pretty much what I wrote, except that you seem to discount the significance of leasing. In the case of EV's it's actually pretty important, both because of the higher vehicle prices and because of the rapidly changing technology. So if GM makes leasing unappealing (and they've just about don...
by roundpeg
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era
Replies: 60
Views: 27772

Re: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era

You're not going to make much sense of this using leasing math. I paid cash for my Bolt. GM got $43k from me. I get $10k of that back from the federal and state governments but GM still gets the same number of dollars. Effectively this is a profit pass-through to GM. Take away those incentives and n...
by roundpeg
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era
Replies: 60
Views: 27772

Re: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era

Electric cars are over 1.5% of sales in China, the largest car market. The world's best selling electric car is Chinese, the Geely Emgrand EV. As electric cars are improving faster than ICEs, the fraction of cars that are electric seems likely to continue to increase. If we don't develop, we will b...
by roundpeg
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era
Replies: 60
Views: 27772

Re: Is GM committed to manufacturing the Bolt in the Trump Era

I believe EVs are here to stay, but getting them above the 1% of installed base mark is likely to become more difficult over the coming years. The first policy likely to be targeted is the federal tax credit. It is due to sunset over the next couple of years anyway, but I would not be the least bit ...
by roundpeg
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: VIN Decoded and production numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 11161

Re: VIN Decoded and production numbers

You realize these cars that were sold December and January were all made November and December?? They sit it a parking lot for a bit while the do product testing. They want to make sure they didn't have any part of the car that didn't meet their specs. This is most common for a new model car, not a...
by roundpeg
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: VIN Decoded and production numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 11161

Re: VIN Decoded and production numbers

Nice info, thanks! I also ordered in October, assembled last week of November, and delivered on 12/30. I have a VIN in the 130xxx range. I just assumed not knowing any better that they started with 130000, since that kind of adds up. Another unknown factor is whether the Bolt VINs are in sequence or...
by roundpeg
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: CarPlay Nav Volume
Replies: 10
Views: 5836

Re: CarPlay Nav Volume

yostopia wrote:I'm having the same issue and have tried turning up the volume knob as soon as the nav voice (Siri) begins speaking, but there's been no change in volume. It's super faint. Is there some sort of trick to this?

(thx)


Not sure. All I know is it didn't work for me at first but it did finally.

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