In its first full year of production, which is this year, GM is expected to produce about 30,000 Chevy Bolt EVs. While deliveries don’t reflect that so far, the company is currently expanding to more markets.
The automaker confirmed its February deliveries in the US today and with only 952 units, Bolt EVs deliveries are actually down month-to-month after 1,162 deliveries in January.
There are now 2,114 Bolt EVs on the roads in the US since GM started deliveries in December.
Unless someone gets control of that potential situation ...(self driving taxi), ...i see little to change the private car situation.Warren wrote:I think private cars, for the 99%, are going away.........
....... All the car makers are rushing to get into the electric self-driving taxi business.
I guess you haven't been paying attention while Uber and Lyft (or in Austin, Fasten and Fare) have cut both wait times and ride cost to a fraction of what they used to be. And that's with the embedded cost of human drivers. Lots of folks in my neighborhood have already given up cars in part because they can get a ride to wherever they want, whenever they want, at a reasonable price.Hillhater wrote:Unless someone gets control of that potential situation ...(self driving taxi), ...i see little to change the private car situation.
Driverless taxi's just means more profit for taxi operators, and less jobs for taxi drivers......or do you really expect taxi fares to suddenly drop when this fleet of shiny new EV cabs hits the streets ?
.??..So if we dont own our cars, who will own them ?......"Taxi" type service provider companies i guess .?Chalo wrote: The best promise of self-driving cars isn't that we won't have to drive them. It's that we won't even have to own them. The cars will cost the same to buy, operate and maintain as personal vehicles, but they'll amortize much more quickly because they're not sitting idle 90+ percent of the time like personal cars do. Ultimately, that will make them cheaper to use than your own car, unless you drive many hours per day.
I doubt GM is together enough to make EVs that will be in the vanguard of self-driving cars. They'll have to wait for others to show the way. But that's the future of the car market.Alan B wrote:Uber and Lyft drivers basically work for poverty wages, not sure that's sustainable.
It would be nice to hear more about the Bolt in this thread, since that's on topic.
DRIVING CHARACTERISTICSThe Facebook group for owners of Chevy's first mass-produced battery-electric car grows every day.
In particular, Brian Ro of Columbia, Maryland, offered very specific comments on his new car. He also owns two Chevy Volts as well.
We've broken down his comments into specific topics, as noted, and edited them for clarity.
Link broken , or video deleted ?Warren wrote:And then there is "wringing the most miles out of every drop of fuel"!?
Does that mean I’m driving the future in my EV? I don’t know. It feels far off, but it feels like its coming. And it doesn’t have to be a hassle.
Is the new Chevy bolting along?:But the car saw its best sales month yet with 1,566 units delivered in May, topping the Leaf's 1,392 sales.
After half a year on the market, only 6,529 Chevy Bolts (NYSE:GM) have found their way out of dealerships and into the wild.
GM sold 7,592 Bolts YTD through June 30 after introducing the electric car at the end of 2016.
GM's U.S. vehicle inventory hit a 10-year high last month at 105 days supply; inventory of Bolts rose to 111 days from 104 days between June 1 and July 1.