GM bragging that they have a 1-year lead¹ on getting the Bolt out the door is like Microsoft bragging that they had a mobile phone OS before the iPhone. Doesn’t matter. Relatively speaking, the Bolt is a better car than Windows Mobile was a mobile OS (I came away impressed after driving one at CES). But people aren’t lining up to buy another generic rental-car looking thing from GM.
Oh, and this is not to mention the huge perk of never having to step foot in a traditional dealership ever again…the parallels to Apple and their stores continue to flow.
¹ Many forget that GM was shipping, and then crushing EVs before Tesla even existed.