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The American Yugo: Chevy Sells Just 723 Volts In September

bitterlyclingin

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(After Solyndra, more reinforcment of the axiom that Government and Business, like oil and water do not mix. Left holding their hands on their posteriors are the American taxpayors. Whats a hundred billion between friends anyway when, if you contributed three dollars recently, you could dine with Barack. Not most people's cup of tea, especially if Michelle dictates what's being served. She reserves the 2,000 calorie hamburg and fries meals at the DC fast food joints for herself, while you're condemned, by executive order, to the carrots, peas, and broccoli.)

"Is the Chevy Volt a sales flop?

General Motors has repeatedly claimed a sales target for 2011 of 10,000 units for the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt sedan. But, nine months into the year, they've only shipped 3,895 off the lot. In fact, in September sales numbers, released an hour ago, GM sold only 723 Volts. Will GM fail to meet its own sales predictions?

To be fair, GM has claimed that sales would falter during the summer because of a pre-planned shutdown of the automaker's Hamtramck assembly plant. But, it was thought by most analysts that GM would have already swallowed that hiccup and by September we'd see higher sales. Despite more than doubling last months sales, we somehow don't think 723 units sold this past month is what one would consider massive sales momentum — especially given this summer's anemic numbers. And that's not to say there aren't any Volts on dealer lots. Cars.com shows over 2,600 units available in a nation-wide search of new vehicle listings"

Is the Chevy Volt a sales flop?
 

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I heard a rumor that 'Old Rocks' bought three!
But, as rumors go, they're usually false.
 

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