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A guy that is a Tesla champion and Barra basher. That said, I'll likely be looking at one of the higher priced trim levels, not the $30k-ish car. And I expect good demand for the Equinox EV in general.

Given that 2024 is when the car will actually be available (sure some at the end of 2023), his guess at a 2025 time frame for the entry level trim may be right. We will see. I agree, if you want an inexpensive EV, get the Bolt EV or EUV, it's here and available and a great car.
 

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I thought they have been saying that all trim levels will be available spring of 2024? They may not make that exact timeframe but they at least seem to have a goal of having all trim levels out from the get-go (or at least after the special first editions next fall). Most companies that lead off with the high-profit trims are up front about it. So why would GM want to take the negative publicity hit of not following through with the overall plan?
 

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Also, Bolts may be here but that doesn’t make them available, at least not in my neck of the woods. I finally had a chance to drive one the other day, an EUV, and expected to love it. But I wasn’t wowed. Just a little too much like an econobox for me. At least at this stage in my life, I want something more comfortable. I don’t need luxury but my 2017 Civic definitely had a much nicer cabin.
Assuming it qualifies for at least half of the new tax credit, it’s priced really well…until the Equinox comes out.
 

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I thought they have been saying that all trim levels will be available spring of 2024? They may not make that exact timeframe but they at least seem to have a goal of having all trim levels out from the get-go (or at least after the special first editions next fall). Most companies that lead off with the high-profit trims are up front about it. So why would GM want to take the negative publicity hit of not following through with the overall plan?
Yes, that's what I have seen as well. His theory is Chevy will just refuse to make many of the entry level price point cars. So even if there are 100,000 orders, they will only make 10,000 or whatever. This is what Musk did with the model Y. He sold a few at $35k and then poof, no more. So I think a Tesla fanboy would naturally think GM will do the same and any claims to the contrary by GM must be wrong.

On the other hand, maybe GM WILL prioritize the higher priced levels in some way. As a business it does make some sense. Perhaps it will come down to supply chain once again. If there is a shortage of battery raw materials or chips...

Maybe my Musk-bias is showing. :) Ever since he bashed the Volt for having a gas engine and has been consistently wrong on release dates, etc. I have soured on the guy. At one time he even claimed his production line would be moving so fast that wind speed resistance would be a problem, lol.

Anyway, we will see if Chevy's "all trim levels" claim is true or not.

Regarding the Bolt EUV, One car does not fit all. GM having a broader selection of EV's from Hummer to Silverado to Blazer, to Equinox EV is a good thing. And of course Cadillac Lyriq, and whatever Buck comes out with. More options to fit your needs. I could swing a Lyric, but as a cheapskate I have a hard time parting with my $$$. I'd rather the $60k+ sit in my retirement account.
 
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