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Effective today, the 2023 Bolt starts at $25,600 and the 2023 Bolt EUV starts at $27,200. So if you need an EV right now and can't wait for the Equinox or Blazer EV, take a look at the Bolt and Bolt EUV.

The 2023 Bolt is the third lowest starting price for any 2023 Chevy and you may be able to talk a dealership down on the 2022 Bolt as well as they'll be wanting to get them off the lot. There's also a $5,900 cash allowance on the 2022 Bolt and $6,300 cash allowance on the Bolt EUV. Haven't checked the starting prices for the 2022s but I bet these cash allowances bring the 2022s down to the same price as the 2023s.
 
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Thanks for the update.
For me personally, no Ultium is a deal-breaker. I like the peace of mind of upgradability and repairability.
I went to the live Chevy online presentation yesterday afternoon. The Equinox presenter and Ultium rep mentioned that no upgrade or repair can be done to this battery as it will void the warranty. I am not sure if they were referring to unauthorized repair/upgrade which I have no intention of doing or that by design it is not upgradeable or repairable. They only mentioned that if the battery has a defective component it will be replaced.
 

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I went to the live Chevy online presentation yesterday afternoon. The Equinox presenter and Ultium rep mentioned that no upgrade or repair can be done to this battery as it will void the warranty. I am not sure if they were referring to unauthorized repair/upgrade which I have no intention of doing or that by design it is not upgradeable or repairable. They only mentioned that if the battery has a defective component it will be replaced.
They were talking about Unauthorized 3rd party repairs. I think GM reps have prepared statements for general questions and some of us who ask more targeted and specific questions will not get the answers we want.
 

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I went to the live Chevy online presentation yesterday afternoon. The Equinox presenter and Ultium rep mentioned that no upgrade or repair can be done to this battery as it will void the warranty. I am not sure if they were referring to unauthorized repair/upgrade which I have no intention of doing or that by design it is not upgradeable or repairable. They only mentioned that if the battery has a defective component it will be replaced.

Well, the more trusted person (the general director of electrification strategy) said it's upgradable and repairable. I'd trust him more than a rep.

 

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I went to the live Chevy online presentation yesterday afternoon. The Equinox presenter and Ultium rep mentioned that no upgrade or repair can be done to this battery as it will void the warranty. I am not sure if they were referring to unauthorized repair/upgrade which I have no intention of doing or that by design it is not upgradeable or repairable. They only mentioned that if the battery has a defective component it will be replaced.

And here's the president of GM saying that it's completely possible (jump to 19:30):

 

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The Equinox presenter and Ultium rep are doing GM a disservice and dissing one of the advantages of the Ultium platform. They must be quoting from a bad script or are simply ignorant.
 

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The Equinox presenter and Ultium rep are doing GM a disservice and dissing one of the advantages of the Ultium platform. They must be quoting from a bad script or are simply ignorant.
I dunno... I feel it really depends on what question they were answering. Shade tree "upgrade" stuffing modules in without proper tools and expecting no consequence to warranty needs a VERY different answer than late- or out of warranty repair at an authorized service shop and using a different generation of module than was originally installed but with proper process and programming. And the latter is all I'm expecting (and hoping for) from what GM's said so far.
 

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I dunno... I feel it really depends on what question they were answering. Shade tree "upgrade" stuffing modules in without proper tools and expecting no consequence to warranty needs a VERY different answer than late- or out of warranty repair at an authorized service shop and using a different generation of module than was originally installed but with proper process and programming. And the latter is all I'm expecting (and hoping for) from what GM's said so far.
And that's how they should answer hellos, rather than a blanket, "nope, can't be done". Chevy dealers can do it, but not intended for DIY replacements.
 
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