Skip to comments.Chevy Volt: Still Not Selling
Posted on 08/03/2011 8:23:28 AM PDT by traumer
The July sales numbers are out and the Chevy Volt continues to electrify (get it?) the country. GM sold 125 Volts last month!
Way back in March I made fun of the Volt for selling 281 units in February. Turns out, February was a good month. But wait, theres more! GM says theyre going to increase production to 5,000 Volts per month in order to keep up with demand. You see, they claim that the reason the Volt isnt selling is that they cant keep enough cars on the lot.
A GM spokeswoman recently claimed that they are virtually sold out. Which is virtually true. Mark Modica called around his local Chevy dealers and found plenty of Volts waiting for an environmentally conscious driver to bring them home.
All told, GM has sold close to 2,700 Volts. (Funny aside: Theres a Volt in my neighborhood and a Volt that parks in my garage at work. So I see almost 0.1 percent of all the Volts in America on a daily basis.) But hey, the EV future is just around the corner.
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MUST HAVE IT......
GM should rename the car the Dolt.
I’d buy a Mercedes for the money...
Not much of a shocker here.
If they can force us to buy health insurance, why not a Volt?
“GM says theyre going to increase production to 5,000 Volts per month in order to keep up with demand.”
LOL! So they’ll probably sell about 2,000 of them in a year?? And they’re going to produce 60k units because of “demand”?? LOL!!
This is good—I should be expecting to see one in my next purchase of Rice Crispies. Or at Taco Bell—”buy 3 burritos and get a free Volt!”
It’s still dead Jim.
needs another STIMULUS !
That’s okay, obama will force us to buy one with his new CAFE standards edict.
Let’s see...I could buy a Corvette or a Volt, hmmmm
Maybe GM should start selling them to the gubmint? Little mail vehicles maybe?
“Chevy Volt: Still Not Selling”
That’s because it still sucks.
Doubtful. 60k a year would probably take about 100 years to reacht that point of oversupply.
As it is they would probably cost about 30k in the first year, and declining every year thereafter.
In ten years their value would be around 10k.
I’m waiting for the price to drop...to the 1971 Pinto MSRP.
2700 hundred, not thousand? Ouch.
Price after a year of 60k availability and demand at 1/30th of that would be about 2 grand for one.
Year two would see that drop to about a grand.
Year four would be 500 bucks, Year 8 would be 250 bucks, year 16 would be about 125 bucks.
So yeah, a large party order of tacos would get you a free volt.
Wait until Obama signs an executive order making the Volt the only car you can buy...
Also, the expense of government supplied charging stations and the potential liability for lack of security in remote areas and darkened highway stops.
Look at VOLT ownership as being similar to tattoos and wearing baseball caps backward. You can use it to identify those with whom an intelligent discussion is impossible.
Does anyone have a picture of that dorky car? There was an article posted the other day and conveniently (/s), the link provided no full shots of the pos. Only pics of a door, or the ‘plug-in’ etc.
Is this the one that looks like a half of a roller skate with a hood?
Not selling? Gee, I wonder why? I think 125/month is a lot, actually.
Funny! This contradicts yesterdays report of a Volt first year sell out:
Of all the soul-destroying jobs in existence, this must be near the top of the list. Imagine having be a propagandist-by-proxy for the Obamatons.
This is brilliant! Thank you!
Nice. Keynesian production scheduling.
Well then you definitely need to buy one. It’ll be a collector’s item!
If it didn’t suck, it would sell. Without the government bribing the populace with other peoples’ money to buy one. It’s range sucks. It might save you money at the pump, but what does it do to your electricity bill recharging that sucky toy? It costs far too much with or without government interference.
Maybe they could custom paint them; pink with red hearts, rainbow triangles or with a print of the dear leader on them?
Well, color me surprised....
1971 Pinto 2 door sedan-4 passenger MSRP $1919 (The hatchback door was an option)
$10,695.32 in 2011 dollars. 457.3% inflation since then.
If I were not afraid of a rear end collision, I would rather have the Pinto. Looks better.
Perhaps they need the Chevy Volt SS?
There’s the Ron Paul REVOLution and the Chevy ReVOLTution.
Socialism is ReVOLTing, why aren’t we!
It's not funny - it all depends on who is demanding it.
If the market is determining the success or failure of this boondoggle, then it would have already died.
We'll see how much 0bama demands of us and them.
Has anyone actually seen a Volt on the road with a valid licence plate (not dealer license plate)? I haven’t seen one yet and I’ve been looking. Next time I go near a Chevy dealer I think I’ll see if they have any on the lot.
I’m not usually nasty to employees (if they haven’t been nasty to me), but it would be fun to lead a Chevy salesperson down the primrose path then tell him no way would I buy that piece of crap.
It’s the only way I can strike bsck at the left for ruining my day everyday.
Dolt is good. Other ideas:
Just say no to Grubment Motors. May they rot in hell.
I’d like to see a chart with the number of electric cars sold vs the number of free recharging stations in the US. I’ll bet there are more stations than cars
And Ford is allegedly going to offer a half-electric (half-assed) duece-and-a-half? RIGTHT! That’ll work. Why not a battery-powered main battle tank. Oh, wait; Mattel?
VOLT this guy out of the White House in November, 2012!
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