jeff3948 wrote:Is GM committed to continuing to manufacture the Bolt in the Trump era? I hope so, because I want a Bolt.
I'd suspect that the answer is that GM is likely to continue to develop and manufacture electric cars. I can't know, of course.
Electric cars are nicer than gasoline cars for commuting. Start every day with a full tank, no annoying visits to the gas station, more responsive to drive, smoother and quieter... As the cost of batteries and associated components falls, electric cars will become cheaper to run than gasoline cars everywhere, as they already are in many places, even without subsidies. Less air pollution, which matters a lot in big cities. Less maintenance and likely to be more reliable. The future looks electric.
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 be importing from those that do develop.
GM needs to be there. Trump or no Trump. GM with the EV1 had a big head start. They chose to waste that advantage. One hopes they learned from that mistake.
#49 on the LEAF 100 mile club.
Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
2012 Leaf SL Red
2014 Leaf SL Red
Can't sit in a Bolt seat, hoping for better soon.
Or perhaps a Buick version? Buick Electra 225???