SparkE wrote:Frankly, at the end of a Bolt lease (2020), there should be so many different 200+ mile range EVs that one shouldn't have to settle for just a Tesla. You should be able to get a high-quality car, without assembly issues (as have been routinely seen in the Model S) which require multiple trips back to the store to get them all fixed.
Although I hope you're exactly right, I get the feeling GM and most other American and Asian car manufacturers aren't investing as whole-heartedly in the EV market as Tesla. Fact is, they've had all this time to make an honest effort at it and are only coming around, now?
Funny how they only made an actual effort after having been put to shame by a motivated immigrant kid(relatively speaking).
The technology has essentially been around for a while now and if not the tech, the people who could have done something about it.
GM and other manufacturers are still too heavily invested in big-engine vehicles that are far more profitable for them than EVs.
Tesla(even with it's inconsistencies) has already shown strong growth and unmatched efficiency toward progress in the industry.
Just Google "GM Recall" or replace "GM" with the manufacturer of your choice and you'll see that it's all par for the course.
You really can't compare a Bolt or a Leaf to a Tesla. Any Tesla. It's like comparing apple pie to an 8 course meal. I give credit to GM for beating Tesla to the price point punch, but, it looks nowhere near as sleek or aesthetically pleasing as the Model 3 and I dare guess it won't perform as well, either. Regardless of what happens in the future with Tesla or Musk's companies, he's already succeeded in what he set out to do; show that it's not only possible, but unavoidable to make the change to renewable and sustainable energy.
But, I digress... it seems we've both gone off topic for this thread as it's meant to be about rating the Chevy Bolt.