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    Chevy's glorified golf cart, the Volt, ain't exactly flying off the showroom floors.

    From a high of selling a whopping 281 of the kiddie cars in February, July sales rocketed downward to only 125 units, a 55% sales decline for those keeping score at home.

    But have no fear as Government Motors is all over this, vowing to INCREASE production to 5,000 units a month in order to keep up with something they refer to as...demand!

    And, how come Barry failed to tell us Government Motors would be following the Amtrak business model?

    Chevy Volt: Still Not Selling | The Weekly Standard
     
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    hence why the only way electric cars are going to be successful is by banning the internal combustion engine... as the econazis are trying to do.

    Failed product that cannot stand on it's own. The Volt is even a BIGGER flop than the Ford Edsel.
     
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    in the long run the Volt will be a success. Like any new technology, it will take time. But as the concept is fleshed out and the price comes down, it will catch on.
     
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    I ca not believe we helped fund some of this abortion-

    The Volt's battery cells are produced by LG Chem in South Korea and subsequently shipped to the US, where the battery packs are assembled at a purpose-built facility in Brownstown Township, Michigan owned and operated by General Motors.[90] Compact Power, the North American subsidiary of LG Chem, is building a battery plant in Holland, Michigan to manufacture the advanced battery cells for the Volt and other carmakers, with capacity to produce enough cells for 50,000 to 200,000 battery packs per year.[91] The US$303 million Holland plant was funded by 50% U.S. Department of Energy matching stimulus funds and is planned to open by mid 2012.[92]

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    Chevrolet Volt monthly U.S. sales (2010–2011)
    2011
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    321[107] 281[108] 608[109] 493[110] 481[111] 561[112] 125[106]

    total-2,870

    with a 7500 dollar tax credit....

    its a dog, a very expensive dog.
     
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    In the meantime you will help subsidize every rich guy that buys one to park in his driveway while he drives a Hummer in the real world.
     
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    agreed, its a boutique car.
     
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    What's worse is Chevy claims they make no money on them either. Yet they want to make more? As my grandpa used to say, "maybe they'll make it up on volume!"
     
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    :lol:yea volume....I tried to find the link again but I remember reading that out of that escrow money we gave GM like 15 Billion they used 200 million to build the line that constructs the volt...wonderful.
     
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    Yeah, but economics shows that a profit of 0 on 100 units or 1,000,000 units is still Zero. That's gonna make investors happy. :rolleyes:

    The union won't care, as long as they get their raises and jobs protected, cause their cost is built into the price of the car.
     
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    The Volt is a joke. Not because it is all electric- I think electric cars are a great idea. It's a joke because the $41,000 glorified golf cart only gets 40 miles per a charge. Pathetic.

    When the Tesla Model S (their all electric sedan) is released, it will be capable of 300 miles on a charge and has the performance of a sports sedan with sub 6 second 0-60 times. All this in a car that will cost about the same as the Joke, err I mean "Volt". :lol::lol:
     
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