Dealer Reveals Some Additional Chevrolet Bolt Pricing Details

OCT 12 2016 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 104

chevrolet bolt EV Santa Monica ALT Energy Car Show 2 via Warren M

Chevrolet Bolt via Warren M.

First there was the 238-mile range announcement. Then there was the $37,495 pricing release (includes $875 DST, Premier trim starts from $40,905), followed by us uncovering the Bolt Ordering Guide and discovering that allocations are being set aside for dealerships in California and now there’s yet more info streaming out on the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt.

This latest bit of info comes via a dealership that posted some previously undisclosed option pricing details on the 2017 Bolt.

There’s been no official release of this material by General Motors yet, but according to Hybrid Cars, this here is a glimpse of option pricing for the base Bolt LT:

Chevy Bolt Option Pricing Via Hybrid Cars

Chevy Bolt Option Pricing Via Hybrid Cars

More details of what is included in those packages via trim detail graphic below.

The next step in the process is to begin taking orders for the 2017 Bolt. Rumors suggest that could happen as early as this week, but only in the states of California and Oregon for now.

There are plans to go nationwide, but that’s not expected to happen until 2017.

We expect to have additional details on the option packages and pricing/ordering in the very near future. Stay tuned…

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Trim Details: LT, Premier  (click to enlarge)

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Trim Details: LT, Premier (click to enlarge)

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I will wait until next monday, after teslas meeting.

Doesn’t look too overpriced for the options at least.

Portable charge cord 535$ !

“Extra” portable charge cord. Like a second one?

For $565 Clipper Creek offers the whole charging station 240V, 32A, 25 ft cable

That is standard OEM price.

Mitsubishi wanted $1300 for the unit on IMIEV.

Nissan wanted $795 for its unit on the LEAF.

I don’t know why anyone would order a 2nd OEM unit unless you lost the first one.

Yes a second one. Seems to me you could buy a AeroVermont turbo cord with the 120 Volt adaptor for about that price. Since that unit can also charge on 240 Volts its a better deal IMHO.

WTF!! Indeed! I got mine at 165£ (200ish $)! And that was from BMW!

That’s nuts!

Over here a replacement 120v EVSE is usually $500+. Friggin ridiculous.

Thats because of your ridiculously low 120V. Low voltage, lots of current, lots of cable, high price. It goes hand in hand.

And yet a 6kW Clipper Creek charger costs the same 🙂

I am glad our voltage is very low, I would have been electrocuted multiple times over if it was like in Europe. I am always wiring up something in my house.

When I studied electronics for a civil engineering degree the student organisation Omega had a fairly special rite of passage for aspiring new members: shake hands with the Grand Master. What made it special, aside from his attire – a KKK-like outfit, but black – and the crowd excitedly shouting MEGAVOLT! MEGAVOLT! was his electrified gloves, carrying about 15,000 Volts.

A few hundred students go through this every autumn in Trondheim and nobody’s ever been unable to enjoy the dinner and part afterwards. High voltage in itself isn’t actually dangerous, if there’s not enough charge.

Your 120 V is about as deadly as our much better voltage! What matters is where the current goes. If you send current through your hand it’ll hurt, but it won’t do you any real harm. If you send it from one hand to the other there’s a risk it will pass through your heart and potentially switch it off, and that is a problem. 🙂

Incidentally, this is why grounding is necessary in wet rooms. If your washing machine cabinet were to become potentiated due to broken insulation, and you touch the faucet and the machine at the same time, there would be a circuit to ground and current would flow through you. By connecting the cabinet to ground there’s another route with much less resistance, so the current will go that way instead, even if you are subjected to exactly the same voltage.

Probably off topic, but what makes your voltage better? There is actually 3 phase 220V going to all US households, we just pull 110V for most outlets. What I don’t like is all the outlets have switches next to them to turn on and off outlets. That seems unnecessary.

Unnecessary? It’s _great_. You can easily cut off the vampires. In the USA they want to sell you an overpriced smart power strip to do what a simple switch makes easy.

“There is actually 3 phase 220V going to all US households”??

I guess you meant in UE because in north america 3 phase is mostly commercial or industrial.
Households are almost always single phase.

It isn’t really there phase. The US split phase grid is a 1 phase grid, with a grounded neutral in between. If it where three phase, you would actually have 190V, not 220V. (Even those 220V are less than the EU equivalent of 230V.) If you connect the device to the ground and one of the phase wires, you have 110V. If you connect it to both phase wires you have 220V.

Nope guys. 120 SQRT(3) = 207.8 roughly.
The thing Europeans forget is distribution to American Homes is 240 volts substantially, and the 120 volt loads are series strung.

So it is not the efficiency loss that Europeans mistakenly assume. Some condos, apartment buildings and Bill Gate’s Mansion have 3 phase power.

Regarding the charge cord supplied with GM products, I always compared it with the almost identical Australian version – which was either 6 or 10 amps versus the 8 or 12 amps in the states. Yeah the aussie version charged the car faster.

You Big Experts are just showing your ignorance of how US homes are wired. The cabling cost of power cable for a typical US home is only a few hundred dollars, less than even communication ‘structured’ cabling in vogue these days. And the distributed voltage is effectively 240 not 120, and has been that way in most homes for at least 70 years.

We were talking about 120V outlets weren’t we? And EU houses are connected 400V three phase grid. We still use 230V one phase for most applications. So while 500$ is too much, you sill only need a bit more than a quarter of copper for the 230V charging cable, compared to the 120V in the US.

Yeah, except the charging cables provided with the cars are essentially the same size, since they are sized for current, not power loss, which incidentally is small even at 120 volts since the lengths are short.

As I mentioned to Terawatt, the price of ‘structured (video) cable’ in a modern house is much more than the price of power wiring in the entire house. It is sized in general as a 240 volt loading – not 120. Its not a burden to afford at all, and it must be kept in mind that distribution in north america is far less expensive than Europe since only one unearthed high voltage wire exists per feeder, as opposed to 3. Actually ONE 3 phase feeder fans out to 3 separate feeders but that’s just a detail.

For an L1 EVSE!?!?!?!?

Holy Dayum dude!!!

Where is “Here”?
Here in CA they are slightly less, about $350 to $400……..lol

There is a difference between the cord that is used in GB/EU and the EVSE that is used in North America.

At that price, the portable charge cord should be capable of both 120 and 240 V operation at up to 32 Amps. If so, then the pricing for an extra charge cord is very good news.

GSP

Yeah, for an extra charge cord it really only makes sense for it to be 220 (or 240 volt).

And it will have the proper connectors at each end. I wonder how long it is.

Probably a smart investment for anyone planning frequent use of public charging. Downside is that it might not be there when you return to the car after the ballgame – unless there is some locking feature to the car.

The Gen 2 Volt’s OEM charging cord is capable of charging @ 240v…just need to buy an appropriate adapter. The cord is manufactured by Clipper Creek.

Odds are the Bolt’s OEM charging cord will be the same as the Gen 2 Volt’s, so 240v charging should be possible with the Bolt’s cord as well. Just won’t be able to max out the Bolt’s max charge rate (3.3 compared to the Bolt’s max 7.2 kW).

Why is everyone worried about the replacement cost of the included charge cord?

Its the same price its always been for the volt, and probably the indentical part number.

Why not worry about the price of the right rear tailight?

Its not covered by warranty, but on my 2011 volt the dealer mistakenly thought it was a voltec since there was a big VOLTEC lettering on it so they replaced it by mistake for free. Seeing as I has just spent $1836 with this dealership, I let them.

Any word on the price of the Premier trim level?

I think it’s around 40,500.

its 40,905 to be exact. i reserved mine yesterday.

Congratulations.
We did too three weeks ago here in Norway. The Opel clone.

Well, there’s one advantage to the Bolt right there. Options are cheap. How are they getting the “driver confidence” so cheap? That wouldn’t cover the price of the sensors, would it? I’m assuming it is parking sensors.

@Vexar

“DC2 package includes low speed forward automatic braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, forward collission alert, following distance indicator, front pedestrian braking”

Requires infotainment package”

http://insideevs.com/2017-chevrolet-bolt-ev-ordering-guide-now-online/

I was assuming it was Viagera. *shrug*

/sarc

I’m still stumped about the lack of any mention of navigation. Are they just going to rely on Android Auto and Apple Carplay?

I think WOT said you need to order the infotainment package but we still don’t know yet.

Does android auto or carplay use topograghy in its GPS. ??

As I understand it, the center screen will be able to show anything you see on your smartphone’s screen, so you can use Plugshare, or Waze or Google Maps – whatever app you prefer, and it is shown there.

Do you have a source? While great, kind of defeats the point of CP/AA purpose if it can just mirror your screen…

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Not everyone has 6″ screen iphone7+ or exploding Note 7.

Anyways; 8″ screen rep for nav would be welcomed!

Well, most do…at least they have a smart phone of some measure, (=

I was just curious as to numbers, so thought I would share what I dug up (not necessarily specific to the discussion):

Over 70% of all American adults have a smart phone, and one imagines EV owners (given the average $105,000 household income and tech-savviness) probably have an ownership rate for smart phones north of 95%.

That they offer DC charging as an option is kind of criminal. BMW did the same initially, on their i3. It COMPLETELY changes the usability and owner’s experience. Many people won’t know any better, and get it without, resulting in a car that is basicaly useless for longer trips and has a shocking resale value.

Not ok, GM!

Give GM a break – it’s not like they are pulling the wool over people’s eyes. Maybe giving the salesperson a slam dunk sort of option like this to offer a prospect is a way GM is using to get sales people to wake up and get on board with EVs.

Many people that will buy and/or sell the Bolt have never owned an EV. Their lack of product familiarity will lead to them not even understanding the importance of the DC port.

Your first sentence is correct. Not so afterwards. My assumptions of the situation are this – very, very few (if any) Bolt buyers will be unconcerned about the long “refueling” time required with EVs relative to the ICEs they are used to. This is an issue that will come up between buyer and salesperson in 99.7% of transactions, maybe 100%.

Only a totally ignorant salesperson would not offer the $750 option that would help quell buyers’ concerns over the issue of long “refueling’.

And from there, a good salesperson will use all the advantages EVs have over ICEs to wrap up the deal. A lousy salesperson will steer the prospect over to a Malibu or a Cruze, in which case nobody gets hurt other than maybe GM in the event the prospect bails and heads over to the Nissan or BMW dealer.

And besides – people aren’t stupid. And if they are, they shouldn’t blame others for their mistakes.

I see two fallacies there:

1. You assume the Chevy car salesman understands the issues about DCFC and fast charging. The reality is that most EV buyers know more about their cars than the salesman does.

2. Your comments seem to be written with the idea that DCFC can be added to a car the dealer has on the lot. Is that correct? Can the option be dealer installed, rather than factory installed? In any case, I’d bet money that a lot of dealers won’t be set up to do that, even if it’s possible.

Bolts are not Tesla cars. Customers doesn’t get to order them to their specification. They have to settle for what the dealers have in stock, unless they want to deal with the hassle of making a special order, which legacy auto makers generally don’t like to do.

You can order a Bolt any way you like it, you just can’t drive off the lot with those options if you don’t plan ahead a little. Many times a dealership will find the options you’re looking for nearby and do a swap with another dealer.

A custom ordered Bolt will still be in your hands a lot faster than a custom ordered Telsa.

Stuart22 said:

“Give GM a break – it’s not like they are pulling the wool over people’s eyes.”

No, I am not going to give GM a pass on this one. The average car buyer isn’t going to understand that the lack of DCFC capability is going to cause the resale value of the car to sink like a rock.

I understand why GM made design decisions to limit its costs, and its financial exposure, when putting the Bolt into production, after the Volt wound up selling significantly less than GM expected.

But not making DCFC standard equipment in the Bolt is doing a real disservice to GM’s customers. Making that standard wouldn’t have added much to the MSRP. The money saved in production is all out of proportion to the extreme negative effect it’s going to have on resale value.

Mind you, I haven’t changed my mind on the value of the Bolt. Overall, I think it’s going to be a compelling PEV (Plug-in EV) with high market demand. But in this one detail, I think GM really dropped the ball on something significant.

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Many EVs don’t have DCFC and only Level 2 charge — not an issue for overnight local travel.

With 230+ miles, not an issue unless A LOT of local travel Uber driver or distance drivers. 90%+ is not going to use that .

Why do people who will never,EVER buy EV or a BOLT in particular so arrogantly telling those of us who PLAN on buying a BOLT what we must have on it?

I want a BOLT, and I want to save the $750 a ccs arrangement would cost. Another commenter here feels exactly the same way.

Fortunately, you don’t speak for us, and since you are sending no money toward GM, they rightly will not listen to you, since they will listen to what their CUSTOMERS want, and that ain’t you.

Forcing me to pay an extra $750 for something I won’t use or don’t want is criminal.

If you want it, get it. Nobody is saying you can’t 🙂

DJ, I couldn’t agree more. People aren’t stupid, some won’t need or want the CCS option. I would definitely want it even though I would only use it 2 or 4 times a year. But adding hundreds of dollars to the base Bolt for something many won’t use would be silly.

I agree.
That’s Nucking Futs.

If you don’t want it, you’re exactly the kind of boring idiot that needs protection from yourself, not freedom to choose. The point is EVERY single Bolt should have it.

Of course just because you need protection doesn’t mean they’re obliged to give it. But it’s nothing but a trick to artificially lower the sticker price. In my view it makes as much sense to offer the car with optional motor.

GM is counting on there being more who choose not to get it for their own reasons, and less who are too stupid to understand.

Where precisely do you call home?

+1 I about spit out my coffee. LOL

Yeah, that’s why cars should only come with one seat as standard.

Exactly this. What a dumb argument for something so essential. Maybe windows and doors shouldn’t be included either.

I think that CCS should *at least* be standard with the Premier model.

Hopefully, the CCS charging will be available *after delivery* in case you regret not getting it.

It seems it’s only in the US that the charging port will be optional. Maybe it’s something to do with Americans being unable to think beyond the top of their nose. Just speculating, but one can get that impression from some commenters. “I don’t want to pay 750, there aren’t even any chargers in my area” they say, as if the car is supposed to exist for one month. A lot will change in a few short years. And the second hand value of any cars without DCFC in a world with lots of chargers will be lower by more, so any buyers silly enough to omit it will end up paying more for not being able to fast charge. It’s almost like an entry level IQ test!

No it has to due with GM trying to make more money by having what should be standard equipment on a big-battery car instead be a separate and over-priced (for what it really costs to put in) option.

I can almost guarantee that when the Model 3 comes out then the CCS will become standard equipment on all Bolts like it will be on Canadian Bolts from the very beginning.

Yeah, I strongly suspect that GM will “upgrade” the Bolt in the 2nd or 3rd year of production, to make DCFC standard. As was said, even if buyers don’t initially plan to use that capability, it’s rather foolish to think they won’t in the future, as EV public chargers become more commonplace.

I wouldn’t brag about your IQ seeing as you’ve gotten plenty of stuff about America wrong lately. Electrical distribution in the states is more economical than Europe for the simple reason that most of the time, we use one-unearthed high voltage wire instead of 3.

ABB is finally seeing the wisdom of this practical scheme we’ve used here for over 100 years, and coming out with single-phase microsubstations for developing countries.

When discussing electrical issues, your numbers often don’t add up properly.

Europe and the majority of the world do things one way, and the states and a minority of countries do things another way, with plenty of other smaller countries doing things in a combination.

Europe could improve their current situation by standardizing utilization plugs on portable equipment.

I agree. But forgive them since even though the MSRP is 750 higher they did include destination and basically the car is a revolution. We have to remember this is an established company where little tricks like this is so ingrained in the culture that people no longer even realize it’s sleezy. The important thing is they have delivered, even over delivered, on the total package.

In the US all manufacturers have to include the destination charge now in their advertised price rather then break it out as a separate added charge.

paying extra for ccs dcfc wouldn’t be so bad if GM were spending some on improving the CCS infrastructure… but they are not… sad really.

I think you’re severely overestimating the number of people who will be willing to pay DC charging costs for a trip.

In Europe the Opel has CCS as standard issue.
I have just signed for mine and I queried the agent about this before signing.

When can Canada expect to see Bolts for sale?

AFIAK- Q1- late Feb ETA for volume deliveries in the eastern provinces that have incentives (ie-Ontario/Quebec)

AKA, six months before Texas.

Not exactly sure why, just the way it has worked out.

It might be to do with the proximity to the Michigan plants, or the fact that GM Canada HQ is in Oshawa, ON…and that GM is doing its autonomous fleet building testing in Ontario, also out of Oshawa (where they are building autonomous Volts, and one assumes now Bolt EVs too) – but they also set up a large development center in Markham (think Toronto), hired closed to a thousand people for the program all told.

Just as a sidenote of interest: The first retail delivery through traditional channels of the 2nd gen Volt was made in Canada. And like the Volt before it, the Bolt EV is already on the roads months early in Ontario using traditional (non-manufacturer) plates to employees…so its probably deliveries of opportunity, as there is already a lot of “plug-in” action on the ground.

Could it be that there are fewer hoops GM has to jump through in Canada than there are in the USA before they get the green light to offer a new product to the masses?

I would say that is a fair statement. There is the same provisions “hoops” to jump through, but the process seems to be more of a rubber-stamp situation in Canada. The government is very accommodating to big auto comparatively speaking.

Does this translate to the potential for early releases? Perhaps in some cases…it is not unheard of for CA/federal tie-ups to delay new model releases by several weeks to months.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Premier model costs $41,780 when you include the $875 DST.

So, the Rear Camera Mirror is only available as part of the Premier model?

What does the LT model look like?

You are right. Premier starts at 41,780 including destination charge.

Rear vision camera is standard. The one available only on the Premier is the surround vision, eagle eye camera.

LT looks the same as the Premier, except the Premier has roof rails and possibly different wheels.

yes the rear camera MIRROR is only available on Premier. It is the feature enabling the rear view mirror to toggle between camera and mirror.

Right. The rear view mirror with the builtin camera display is only available and is standard on the Premier.

You can see a summary of the differences between the LT and the Premier trims along with the details of their option packages:

The BoltEV MSRPs seem to include future dealer discounts and year end discounts. I hope the lease is better.

NPNS! SBF!
Volt#671

I can guarantee that their will be a significant price drop/more features standard on the Bolt when the Model 3 comes out.

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Not really — MSRP Model 3 will NOT deliver for many months if not years. Musk himself said 42,000 anticipated on average.

Then there’s Fed credit which Bolt may still have at that time while Model 3 probably will be gone by early 2018.

What $42k average means ?

Some will be less than that and some will be higher than that.

For Federal tax credit, GM sold about 100k sparks and volts at the end of 2015 while Tesla sold about 50k roasters and model S at the same time.

By the end of 2016 GM will sell about 50k volts and sparks, so abut 50k buyers can get federal tax credit.

By the end of 2016 Tesla will sell about 40k model S and X in US(total production of 80-90k is for sale worldwide), so about 60-70k buyers of model 3 can get federal tax credit.

What the hell does “Electronic precision shift” mean? I bet the transmission is so smooth in shifting, you never even notice it!

Electronic shiftier. Instead of physical cable shiftier.

Shift what? Isn’t it fixed gear?

Both my EVs (Leaf and Soul) have “shifters.” This is no different.

I’m pretty sure it’s a fixed gear ratio, but you can still shift it into reverse, and perhaps into neutral.

Anybody know what the ‘standard’ paint colors are on the LT trim?

Are they Black / White / Light-Blue?

Not that it’s not a good car or won’t be worth price, but $40k for me is just too much right now. Hoping to pick up a used one in a few years. I got a ’13 Focus Electric used about 9 months ago for just under $11k USD. Has been well worth it and was right in my budget.

I had a chance to climb aboard this Bolt at the OC auto show last week, and I was very disappointed by the car. Car is super narrow, seat are even narrower. Don’t even think about putting more than 2 people in the back unless they are all kids with no car seat.
Latsly, the plastics and all interior design looked so cheap… I was really considering this option, I’ll pass…

Kia Soul EV or eGolf are much better option. Hope they will give those more range soon

A Kia Soul EV with 200 miles range would be an absolutely incredible car.

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How was the trunk space?

I am glad to hear from people who have actually seen the car inside.

Unfortunately, all the online reviewers which I have seen on youtube have not indicated about this small size and cheapness.

I may walk away from my purchase if the car is too cheap since this is a lot of money.

Damn. Lack of a 5th seat will be deadly if they’re trying to market it as a compact utility vehicle to reduce sticker shock. Maybe my estimate of 50,000 sales in the first 12 months isn’t happening after all.

Is this a surprise? It’s been known the car is based on Sonic platform, so it would be a compact and narrow hatchback.

Based on early Volt sales (or lack of), I was skeptical of even 30K Bolts / year. Bolt might appeal to EV enthusiasts crowd until Tesla 3 comes out, but not so much for general public. The problem is especially so since Chevy does practically no advertising while I see Silverado’s steel bed vs Ford F150 aluminum bed commercial almost every commercial break on every TV channel.

Exterior dimension it is smaller than Honda sub-compact HRV.

If Bolt is about the size of Honda CRV it would be a good buy.

LT ($37495) with Bose (+$560), Comfort (+$555), CCS (+$750) = $39360. Ouch…

So it’s looking like I’ll realistically be buying a used second-gen Volt. Just gotta wait until they get below $20K. Or a Model 3 which I would image will be at least $3000 cheaper than the Bolt with the same options.

Oh well, back to my 10 year old used police car that I paid $5,000 for 6 years ago. 🙁

I wish those fugly roof racks were options.