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    GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    General Motors is halting, for a month, the manufacture of its well-known but seldom-sold Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, according to trade publication Automotive News.

    It would be the second interruption in production for the Volt, which can go 38 miles on battery power before needing a recharge from its gasoline engine or via a plug-in.
    GM suspending Chevrolet Volt output due to slow sales

    the obamamobile, what a pig

    volt stopped production for 5 weeks in march, as well

    no wonder govt motors yesterday declared that it didn't want to be seen with him

    GM shuns political poster child role, bans candidate visits until after Election Day | General Motors news | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

    who thinks gm is telling romney to stay away?

    or ryan?

    because, afterall, as the vp for global public affairs put it yesterday---even republicans and independents buy cars

    what good is it if 50% of consumers decide for ford simply because of the politics, asks mr ewanik

    auto rescue, anyone?

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    The Volt was a poor decision. It's just a Malibu with a big battery. Once again, the Japanese out-think us and offer 3 pretty cool little electromobiles that look like the 21st century, not the 20th.

    Too bad, really.

    However, I see some new stuff from GM that I like, such as the Sonic and the Spark.

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    GM suspending Chevrolet Volt output due to slow sales

    the obamamobile, what a pig

    volt stopped production for 5 weeks in march, as well

    no wonder govt motors yesterday declared that it didn't want to be seen with him

    GM shuns political poster child role, bans candidate visits until after Election Day | General Motors news | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

    who thinks gm is telling romney to stay away?

    or ryan?

    because, afterall, as the vp for global public affairs put it yesterday---even republicans and independents buy cars

    what good is it if 50% of consumers decide for ford simply because of the politics, asks mr ewanik

    auto rescue, anyone?
    There are already rumors that GM will need another bailout. What an irredeemable mess.
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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    The Volt is built off the Cruze platform, not the Malibu
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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    GM suspending Chevrolet Volt output due to slow sales

    the obamamobile, what a pig

    volt stopped production for 5 weeks in march, as well

    no wonder govt motors yesterday declared that it didn't want to be seen with him

    GM shuns political poster child role, bans candidate visits until after Election Day | General Motors news | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

    who thinks gm is telling romney to stay away?

    or ryan?

    because, afterall, as the vp for global public affairs put it yesterday---even republicans and independents buy cars

    what good is it if 50% of consumers decide for ford simply because of the politics, asks mr ewanik

    auto rescue, anyone?
    If 50% are buying Ford because Ford was not bailed out, it speaks poorly for Ford

    If people are only buying your product because they dont want your competitors for political reasons, your product must not be very good
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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Thank you. Apparently started out on the Malibu platform and has migrated to the Cruze. Learn something every day.

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    The Volt is built off the Cruze platform, not the Malibu

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Deduct those purchased by the federal government, those purchased by various other government entities with federal funds, those purchased with a government rebate, and what you have left is very close to none. Another government interference in the private sector gone wrong.

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    There are already rumors that GM will need another bailout. What an irredeemable mess.
    GM is reported to have a cost advantage of $1000 per vehicle over Ford. Provided GM can continue to bring out competent vehicles that sell well (GM is number 1 or 2 for world wide sales) it should not need a bailout. Lets not mention the fact it is making as much money as Ford is.
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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Also from the article in the OP...

    Volt demand has actually been healthier. GM sold 10,666 Volts through July, way up from the 2,870 sold during the same period a year earlier.
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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    The Volt was a poor decision. It's just a Malibu with a big battery. Once again, the Japanese out-think us and offer 3 pretty cool little electromobiles that look like the 21st century, not the 20th.

    Too bad, really.

    However, I see some new stuff from GM that I like, such as the Sonic and the Spark.
    The Volt is actually the first true series hybrid.

    An electric car with an auxilliary generator for long trips.

    Diesel locomotives are similar.

    Other hybrid techs are less efficient, basically regular cars with an elwctric assist.

    But its ugly like a butt. Generic and nondescript.

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