Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

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    Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

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    Turns out some writers for EV focused publication Electrek maintain positions in TSLA stock, is that tinting their coverage of the Chevrolet Bolt?

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    Re: Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

    Nice piece. Well written. Seems like they don't want a major manufacturer invading their niche.

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    Re: Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

    Lambert is resolute in his proclamation that the battle between the two brands is nonexistant, “GM is making a $37,500 car that would sell for $20,000 if it wasn’t electric, while Tesla is trying to make a $35,000 car that would sell for $35,000 if it wasn’t electric.” It’s a distinction Lambert created himself, based on the Bolt being sized similarly to the Chevrolet Sonic, “I don’t think it is too far-fetched to say that the Bolt is shaping up to be an electric Sonic.”

    But it is Freddy, it is.
    Laughed, and pretty hard for reading about an electric car.

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    Re: Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

    Next, Lambert asserts, once again without proof, that “Model 3 reservation holders are informed customers and they know a lot about Tesla. They have been following the company for a while and they are fairly well-informed.” But are they?
    They're not, they're status whores like the rest of Tesla buyers.

    "THE TESLA," like it doesn't have a name you dimwits.

    It's like suggesting Prius buyers know anything about what they're driving or joining other than the image it conveys, or a BMW or Audi buyer knowing squat about what they're driving.

    They know it has four wheels and a steering wheel. Great.

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    Re: Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

    Fake green weenies, do they want green or do they want green $$$

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    Re: Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

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    They're not, they're status whores like the rest of Tesla buyers.

    "THE TESLA," like it doesn't have a name you dimwits.

    It's like suggesting Prius buyers know anything about what they're driving or joining other than the image it conveys, or a BMW or Audi buyer knowing squat about what they're driving.

    They know it has four wheels and a steering wheel. Great.
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    Re: Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARTHURBISHOP View Post
    Nice piece. Well written. Seems like they don't want a major manufacturer invading their niche.
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    Re: Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

    I usually despise auto journalists, but this is an excellent article Michael. I have sensed this for a while, these people are less about the green movement and the switch to EVs, and much more about the Tesla Cult.

    The advent of the Bolt is a great day for people who want to move away from oil and towards greener energy choices. It is groundbreaking and by all accounts a damned good little car. It is not a Sonic in any way, shape or form. It looks like it is loaded with features and amenities, and looks to be a lot of fun to drive (except for the governor limited top speed of 90MPH).

    I am sure the Model 3 will be a great car, and I hope it will be successful. But Tesla fanatics are a bunch of douches, and really go against what the leader has said. Elon Musk wanted the Bolt to happen. Getting mainstream manufacturers to build and produce EVs has been his stated goal. They should be chearing his success here.
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    Another GM electric vehicle that the media will try to sink! Remember when Edmunds tried to sabotage the Volt a few years back?

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    Re: Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Accardi View Post
    FOMO bros. The basic holding the leash wants it in white.
    Brutal.

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    Re: Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

    Why is anyone surprised that the elites would act in that manner?

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    Re: Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

    Great article. It seems a good share of these Tesla buyers are more about putting on a show rather than saving the planet IMO. I hope this little Bolt does well by setting the segment ablaze in sales numbers and does GM proud.

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    Re: Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

    Everyone is gaga over Tesla because it is something new and exciting, and a lot less to do with it being electric. It being electric is more of an interesting side show. The Bolt only compares to the Model 3, or whatever it is called, in that they are similarly priced. Otherwise they are different types of cars. Tesla will be glamorous (until the market is saturated) while the Bolt will be practical, destined to be a ubiquitous Lyft self driving car. Different cars, though I suspect Tesla will sell a lot more vs. the Bolt by virtue of the Tesla name.

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    Re: Is Electrek’s Coverage of the Chevy Bolt Tinted by Tesla Stock?

    There are certainly many people out there with a Tesla bias, some of them are in the media. And some are simply anti-GM and think the Bolt EV is simply a ploy to kill electric cars again.

    As for orders many dealers now have order guides and can start taking orders now. Full pricing still isn't public (the pricing for some of the options are not public yet) but apparently dealers will know their allocation next week.
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