Obomination: Government Motors Zaps The Volt & Lays Off 1,300...

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  1. paulitician

    paulitician Platinum Member Supporting Member

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    Don't believe the hype. GM (Government Motors) is no warm & fuzzy success story. The corrupt MSM just continues to carry this President's water on his bogus numbers. It's all a lie. Government Motors is still a miserable mess. It's only a matter of time before they try and force Taxpayers to bail them out again.

    General Motors has temporarily suspended production of its Volt electric car, the company announced Friday.

    GM, which is based in Detroit, announced to employees at one of its facilities that it was halting production of the beleaguered electric car for five weeks and temporarily laying off 1,300 employees.

    A GM spokesman told The Hill on Friday that production of the Volt would resume April 23.

    "We needed to maintain proper inventory and make sure that we continued to meet market demand," GM spokesman Chris Lee said in a telephone interview.

    Lee noted that sales of the Volt were higher in February than they were in January, and added that California recently decided to allow the electric car to qualify for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in the state.

    "We see positive trends, but we needed to make this market adjustment," he said.

    The Chevy Volt has come under criticism from Republicans in Congress because of reports of its batteries catching on fire during testing. President Obama gave the electric vehicle a vote of confidence in a speech to the United Auto Workers union this week, promising he would buy a Volt "five years from now, when I'm not president anymore."

    But Republicans have argued that the Volt was being pushed by the Obama administration for political reasons instead of consumer demand.

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    GM temporarily halts production of Volt - The Hill's Transportation Report
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