Rather than actually educate customers about the advantages of the all electric Bolt, dealers are treating them as just one more car on lots filled with pickup trucks, SUVs, and conventional sedans.
The staff at Tesla stores are there to educate consumers and answer questions, not to sell cars.
The Bolt is currently available in 7 states and won’t be available in all 50 states until later this year.
Chevrolet thinks the Bolt is a competitor to the Model 3, but fails to appreciate that the sales experience is a significant factor for many buyers.
In a blog post in 2012, Elon Musk laid out his reasons why Tesla prefers to sell direct to the public.
according to He called the Bolt EV an “Ugly Tiffin Box” that is “Dead on Departure” in a note sent back in November 2016.
Bolt EV deliveries, reported at the beginning of March, showed a drop to 952 in February from 1,162 in January.
The recently reported discounts seen on Chevy Bolt cars at dealerships is proof the car will not be a serious contender in the growing electric car market.
The all-electric vehicle was credited with beating the Tesla Model 3 to market, which is expected to have a similar price.
Chowdhry, an analyst for Global Equities research, is among the most bullish of Tesla analysts, and says GM doesn’t have what it will take to compete with Tesla.
Volvo Electric Car to Be Priced against Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt EV
according to Like the Model 3 and the Bolt, Volvo’s as yet unnamed electric model is expected to offer a range of 250 miles or more.
At that time, Volvo said that there will be an electric vehicle based on the S40 or a unique vehicle derived from it.
At $40,000, Volvo, on the other hand, would be offering a premium-badged electric vehicle for roughly the same price as some mainstream-brand models.
The Jaguar I-Pace, for instance, is expected to play in Tesla Model X territory, with a starting price well over $60,000.
That’s because Volvo Car USA CEO Lex Kerssemakers recently revealed one eye-opening target for the project: a base price between $35,000 and $40,000.
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