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#933 of 1015 Is this the end of Volt???
Mar 02, 2012 (2:44 pm)
General Motors Co. announced the temporary suspension of Chevrolet Volt production and the layoffs of 1300 employees, as the company is cutting Volt manufacturing to meet lower-than-expected demand for the electric cars.
"Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand," GM spokesman Chris Lee said. The car company had hoped to sell 45,000 Chevy Volts in America this year, according to the Detrot News, but has only sold about 1,626 over the first two months of 2012.
#934 of 1015 Re: Is this the end of Volt??? [gagrice]
Mar 03, 2012 (4:20 pm)
Um, are you kidding? They are just rolling it out to new markets. And gas prices going up?
End of the Volt? Harumph.....
#935 of 1015 Re: Is this the end of Volt??? [larsb]
Mar 03, 2012 (5:13 pm)
So are electric prices. I say it is a last ditch effort. Nothing says they have to reopen 4/23. GM also said they may move mfg to China. GM says CA changed their rules. CA says GM extended their warranty. Who is telling the truth? And the $10k was only a passing thought. I would not count on getting the $1500 rebate on a Volt when and if they make it here. Half the money is gone and the Nissan Leaf has gotten most of it. Probably get the rest.
http://energycenter.org/index.php/incentive-programs/clean-vehicle-rebate-projec- - t
You can get a Leaf at near invoice now. With the two rebates at $10k less than $23k.
#936 of 1015 EU car of the YEAR
Mar 06, 2012 (6:30 am)
Mar 07, 2012 (8:36 am)
A reporter is looking to hear from Republican and Democrat consumers who want to discuss the Chevy Volt. If you are a Republic or a Democrat, and are willing to discuss the Volt with a reporter, please email PRedmunds.com no later than noon Pacific /3p.m. Eastern Wednesday, March 7, 2012 with your daytime contact information.
#938 of 1015 Re: EU car of the YEAR [gagrice]
Mar 07, 2012 (1:48 pm)
If that happens, remember this post. I will EAT AN ENTIRE VOLT, piece by piece, if this happens.
#939 of 1015 Re: EU car of the YEAR [larsb]
Mar 07, 2012 (1:56 pm)
You may have a hard time finding one to eat for a couple years, till they start dying.
My prediction, they will still be available made in China. GM already mentioned that months ago. Very convenient closing. They are mostly made in China anyway. May as well assemble them there.
After Receiving Bailout, GM May Move Volt Production to China
#940 of 1015 Re: EU car of the YEAR [larsb]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Mar 07, 2012 (2:12 pm)
I'm bookmarking that one - not because I have any particular animosity toward the Volt, but I want to be there to film it for our InsideLine site. Plus, it'll get a MILLION hits on youtube.
#941 of 1015 Re: EU car of the YEAR [kirstie_h]
Mar 07, 2012 (9:25 pm)
Bring a case of BBQ sauce. I hear Lithium batteries are tasty with KC BBQ sauce.
#942 of 1015 Just leased CA HOV Volt
Mar 09, 2012 (7:36 pm)
I leased it today. I think lease is the better way to go avoiding hassle with tax rebate ...etc. Does anyone know if I can still qualify for $1500 CA Tax credit since I am leasing it? The dealer received 4 Volts yesterday, and it looks like I got the last one, so they are selling well for now.