Skip to comments.Chevrolet Volt Sales Flat In March
Posted on 04/01/2014 1:43:24 PM PDT by lacrew
After announcing a short delay due to a computer systems issue that impacted dealer sales reporting, General Motors announced that they sold 1,478 Chevy Volts in March which is exactly the same number of cars they sold a year ago this month.
Not the result we were hoping for, as the wind-down of Californias green sticker program this week spurred on sales of competitors (like the Toyota Prius up 92%) to new highs for the year.
This month also kind-of stops a trend of 3 consecutive months (and 5 of 6 overall) of declining sales for the Volt, mostly brought about by low inventory levels as GM has focused on producing other vehicles at their Hamtramck, Michigan plant for much of the year - such as the $75,995 luxury plug-in Cadillac ELR based on the Chevy Volt, and the new Impala, as well as the Malibu.
Overall, GM has now sold 3,606 plug-in Chevys so far this year, versus the 4,244 moved in 2013 for a decrease of 15%, while the overall segment is up almost 30%.
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And 'flat' is the best news the Volt has had in months, so its celebration time....btw, sales were flat because of a persistent problem they've had - low inventory (no I don't believe that either).
And by any other reckoning, were a flat ZERO. Not long ago people would have said GM loses 1400 cars a month ;-) But now of course it is a Big Deal.
“Be a dolt! Buy a Volt!”
Volt, the new Vega!
The Vega sold 2 Million copies over seven years. It was a runaway success by comparison.
Have Volt sales ever been anything other than “flat”?
Didn’t they try electrical and steam powered cars over a century ago, and they were simply inferior to the combustion engine?
Perhaps the stupid ass Liberals should be made to physically push their cars everywhere.
Guess they never really “caught fire”, as was expected...
How can the same company that can not build a working 4-cylinder compact car that doesn’t try to kill its owner also build the wonders that are the Camaro SS and the Corvette?
And how can anyone trust them to build an advanced hybrid like the Volt is supposed to be?
Been a GM guy since High School in the 1970s. After reading about the failure of GM to fix their ignition switch problem and how many people probably died because the ignition switch when it failed locked the steering and deactivated the air bags as well and cutting the power brakes.....probably have purchased my last GM vehicle.