Skip to comments.Chevrolet Sells 1,210 Volts In February, Off 26% From 2013
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 Februarys 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 isnt 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 Volts Hamtramck facility while keeping the plug-in Chevrolets inventory restrained to less than half of what it was over the summer.
(Excerpt) Read more at insideevs.com ...
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.
A $40,000 vehicle to save you $1,500/yr on gasoline.
Makes perfect sense.
And then IIRC, Obama hired the GE CEO as an advisor.
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)
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.
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.
The only Chevy Volts I've seen have been on dealer lots. I've yet to see one driving down the street.
How many of the 1,210 were purchased by the government?
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.
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.
You can get a Chevy Cruze for a lot less. And its essentially a slightly lighter, more powerful Volt, sans the plug in nonsense.
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.
My wife is retired GM and I can tell you that this turd was shoved out the door years before it was ready. Obamas 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
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.
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