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Chevrolet Sells 1,210 Volts In February, Off 26% From 2013
InsideEVs ^ | 3-3-14 | Jay Cole

Posted on 03/04/2014 12:31:32 PM PST by lacrew

After posting a fairly disappointing 918 Volt sales in January – the first time sales were under 4 digits in 2 years (603 - Jan 2012), the extended range Chevy bounced back a little in February notching 1,210 deliveries.

Year-over-year, this February’s result was up against some fairly stiff competition as 1,626 were sold this month a year ago, meaning sales were off 25.6%. For the year to date, 2,128 Volts have been sold as compared to 2,766 – off 23.1%

There just isn’t enough casr to even get the Volt a fighting chance as the General opted to produce more petrol cars and higher margin Cadillac ELRs out of the Volt’s Hamtramck facility while keeping the plug-in Chevrolet’s inventory restrained to less than half of what it was over the summer.

(Excerpt) Read more at insideevs.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: automakers; autosales; bhoeconomy; efv; energy; generalmotors; gm; volt
I've made it a monthly ritual to find out the Volt Excuse. Its great fun. This month's installment has more than one. First, the real news - Volt year to year sales in Feb are down 23%.

Now for the excuses:

1. Ignore the year to year, and notice they 'bounced back a little' from January (and forget January was terrible).

2. Last February sales were so good, there was no way to match them.

3. This one is my favorite. They just didn't have enough cars to sell.

A final note, I copied and pasted the article, so "There just isn't enough casr..." is a simultaneous grammar and typographical error. InsideEVs might be a shoestring operation...as in some dude in his mom's basement.

1 posted on 03/04/2014 12:31:32 PM PST by lacrew
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To: lacrew

A $40,000 vehicle to save you $1,500/yr on gasoline.

Makes perfect sense.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 12:39:13 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: lacrew

Shocking!


3 posted on 03/04/2014 12:42:37 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: lacrew

4 posted on 03/04/2014 12:43:46 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: lacrew
The only reason the volt lives is because GE bought a fleet and installed stations for testing. Bet they made out like a bandit.

And then IIRC, Obama hired the GE CEO as an advisor.

5 posted on 03/04/2014 12:44:00 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: lacrew
Who is buying these things? Are any being sold to private individuals or are they all being purchased as "fleet cars"?
6 posted on 03/04/2014 12:44:43 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: lacrew

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1073034_ge-employees-get-chevy-volt-electric-cars-all-gas-use-oked-sometimes


7 posted on 03/04/2014 12:45:13 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: lacrew

Since Junebug got rid of the Chevy Volt that he drove all of last season, I would imagine that the sales of this over-priced road apple/hooptie will drop like a rock.

Glad to see him driving a real car, again!

GO!! JUNIOR!! GO!!*

*(Note: Junebug = Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR driver of #88 Chevrolet for you Prius driving soccer fans)


8 posted on 03/04/2014 12:46:13 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: F15Eagle

Government “Logic” at it’s best.

I would have said “Libtard Logic”, but there is an unwritten Law that prohibits the use of these two words in the same sentence. The penalty is extremely stiff, if I remember correctly.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 12:49:39 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: lacrew

I am thinking out of the 1210 cars sold, 1204 were purchased for the heat during this cold winter when the thing burn down your garage.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 12:53:23 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Paine in the Neck
Who is buying these things? Are any being sold to private individuals or are they all being purchased as "fleet cars"?

The only Chevy Volts I've seen have been on dealer lots. I've yet to see one driving down the street.

11 posted on 03/04/2014 1:05:16 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: lacrew

How many of the 1,210 were purchased by the government?


12 posted on 03/04/2014 1:05:40 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: lacrew

I just saw a Volt for the first time ever a few weeks ago. Who in the hell would pay $40,000 for that. It’s not a terrible looking car, but you can get a damn nice car for less.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 1:12:47 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: Sacajaweau

This quote from your article made me spit out my coffee:

“...its fleet managers have likely calculated that over the multi-year lifetime of the Volt, the company will save money on operating costs.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 1:17:23 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: ilgipper

You can get a Chevy Cruze for a lot less. And its essentially a slightly lighter, more powerful Volt, sans the plug in nonsense.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 1:18:48 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

A few sad sacks actually own these. There is a forum for them on the GM Volt website. Its sort of like a support group.

They keep chanting how much they love the Volt...but they sound more like people standing on a ledge, wanting some company.

Most of them just ooze stupid, and I love to read how they address each other’s problems. Last year, around this time, some were perplexed that they didn’t get a full $7,500 tax deduction. Nobody on the entire board can understand that you have to have a $7,500 tax liability, before getting the $7,500 deduction....I believe the term is ‘non-refundable deduction’. They just think the ubiquitous ‘they’ won’t let them have their money.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 1:24:04 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Veggie Todd

My wife is retired GM and I can tell you that this turd was shoved out the door years before it was ready. Obama’s goons made it happen and then used GE to prop up sales. We taxpayers hand out $8000 with every one of these and still nobody want one. And to the fools that actually bought one, wait til the batteries give out in a FEW years… have they got a surprise coming


17 posted on 03/04/2014 1:24:43 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: Sacajaweau
This quote is also in the report: "After all, Level 2 charging or not, everyone's got a 110-Volt socket somewhere."

Sounds great until you really spend a few minutes thinking about it. First, you will need the outlet to be GFCI, that's a given for outdoor outlets today but to be certain you should probably carry a GFCI adapter. After all, you cannot be certain that the outlet has the protection and OSHA is pretty adamant on having ground fault protection.

Second, the cord has to be protected from foot traffic as well as vehicular. Foot traffic is the main hazard, no one would ever think about running an extension cord across a driveway without properly rated covers, would they? So, if the cord runs across the ground far enough for a person to walk between the car and the outlet a cone would be necessary. Trip hazards, you know.

Third, if there is no outside outlet, the OSHA regulations really kick in, cord protection against pinching, no running through holes without bushings etc.

That doesn't even take into consideration that the cords have to be inspected for cuts or abrasions, tested to ensure that the ground wire is intact etc.

It all seems laughable when you can just run an extension cord, and it's no big deal at home. At a business however there's a big liability factor. If I'm walking down the sidewalk and trip on an extension cord and get shocked, the business if going to have a long visit from the OSHA people and their EMR is going to go up considerably. Fines are a real possibility too.

18 posted on 03/04/2014 2:11:25 PM PST by par4
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