Skip to comments.Good news: GM sold 281 Chevy Volts last month
Posted on 03/03/2011 5:01:49 PM PST by Nachum
That brings the grand total so far up to 928 cars. Which, believe it or not, is considerably more than its rival, the Nissan Leaf.
I dont get it. Why wouldnt someone want to own a $41,000 electric car that under some circumstances gets worse mileage than a Prius?
Why, its downright un-American not to.
Peruse Chevrolets February sales release, and youll notice one number thats blatantly missing: the number of Chevy Volts sold. The number a very modest 281 is available in the companys detailed data (PDF), but it certainly isnt something that GM wants to highlight, apparently. Keeping the number quiet is a bit understandable, since its lower than the 321 that Chevy sold in January
Ouch. The big questions, of course, revolve around one word: Why? Is ramping up production and deliveries still a problem? Is demand weak? Are unscrupulous dealers to blame? When will sales start to climb? And what are these numbers doing to plug-in vehicle work at other automakers?
Nissan has sold 173 Leafs in two months; Megan McArdle notes that, back in November, its CEO was projecting sales of 500,000 per year by 2013.
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$41,000 lawn ornament.
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What we have here is a teachable moment.
If I had a spare $41,000 I’d definitely buy one. And keep it in storage. Imagine what that car will be worth 25 years from now at an antique car auction. It’ll be like having a mint condition Edsel.
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That must have saved 550,000 jobs right there /s
Of course they were allowable by the Obama Administration as I was thinking of driving a a Chevy Volt on a date with a really good looking (loose) liberal woman of legal age.
Then I woke up...
Maybe drive 'em a bit on weekends to keep the gas fresh and the batteries charged.
The GM Bailout debt is as good as payed back. /sarc
They had one of der Fuhrer’s new Voltswagens at the Chevy display at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend. People were avoiding it like the plague. LOL!
Edsels aren’t really worth much compared to other cars from the same era. A ‘58 Chevy brings a lot more.
That means the taxpayers spent $2.1 million on Chevy Volts last month.
Got to see one today @ one of their “competitors” plug in stations with their plug in products as well. For better or worse it is a direction we are heading in. Personally after a post yesterday on the Shale Gas Revolution that the eco-weenies are trying to thwart, my money is on gaseous fuels. I can’t wait for liquid (LPG ) Direct Injection with the phase of state change which will allow even higher compression ratios !!!!
The recent Consumer Reports article slamming the Volt isn’t going to help.
LOL. I suspect you would have a brand new $41000 hazardous material cleanup bill.
“The big questions, of course, revolve around one word: Why? Is ramping up production and deliveries still a problem? Is demand weak? Are unscrupulous dealers to blame? When will sales start to climb? And what are these numbers doing to plug-in vehicle work at other automakers? “
unbelievable. “WHY?” — because noone in their right minds is gonna drop $45K on a freaking glorified golf cart!!!
It sounds to me like they were sold to museums for storage, and display, not use.
What was he development cost, per vehicle, of these lemons?
Overall auto sales were up nicely in February, so the poor sales figures for the Leaf and Volt cannot be blamed on a general downturn. It’s possible it is still a supply issue (doing a slow production ramp while working out quality issues), but I’ll be surprised if these sell well even with gas prices going up.
Why did they name it the Volt?
Ford already used the name Edsel.
Nice. Song of the moment :)
I admit it.
Honda has a strategy that works for them... sell 50,000 vehicles of the same model each year and it will be continued and refined in a future model.
Sell less than 50,000 and the model will be killed.
Honda is a SMALL manufacturer of vehicles...
12 X 281 = 3,372.
“Good news: GM sold 281 Chevy Volts last month”
Good news? For mechanics and junk yard operators?
Why should people who want to help the environment drive a coal powered car?
maybe Orca is giving away 200 of them....
Oh no! Please say it ain’t so! Are you telling me that CEO Barry and Obama Motors aren’t going to win entrepreneur of the year?
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I wonder how many of these sales were to government departments or GE.
>That brings the grand total so far up to 928 cars.<
Wow. A real success story.
Story passed over to a electric car thread on www.wattsupwiththat.com ... 8<)
Any coincidence that Government Motors markets a new electric car at precisely the same time gas prices are headed to and through the roof?
The community organizer in chief has probably “organized” the muslim community to riot across the ME to sell cars.
Asked of a few gun shop owners who all say oblunder has been the best gun salesman EVER.
hee hee hee hee! That oxymoron made my day.
Actually I will say it is a great looking car. Put in a 500 hp gas engine and I am there!
I’d still rather have the Edsel.
Hey, summer’s coming and ragtops are fun......
You have to wonder how many were sold to actual buyers who were showing up at a dealership to buy a car.
I’m sure that more than a few of them were sold to business or government for the purpose of promotions/gimmicks.
What a farce! I wonder how much money GM(us) has wasted on the development and production of this loser. They should have stopped making them like, LAST WEEK!!!! At the rate they are going, they could just about keep their assembly line shut down, and just build them as people order them(a handful per month at the most). GM is probably praying literally for the situation in the Middle East to continue to get out of hand, and send gasoline prices to Mars, but even then, the Volt is a loser, compared to other less expensive options for fuel economy.
“Honda has a strategy that works for them... sell 50,000 vehicles of the same model each year and it will be continued and refined in a future model.
Sell less than 50,000 and the model will be killed.”
Really? Then how did the NSX and the S2000 hang on for so long?
I would bet that more than half of those Obama Motors cars were to government agencies, at taxpayer expense......
Of the 281 how many did the government get?
“If I had a spare $41,000 Id definitely buy one. And keep it in storage. Imagine what that car will be worth 25 years from now at an antique car auction. Itll be like having a mint condition Edsel.”
The Lithium batteries would decay by then and self-ignite...taking out your house with it.
You have to be careful with these toys.
Isn’t there like a $12,000 federal tax kickback for buying one?
I thought the same thing! But in a 327 V8. The look of the Volt screams speed. How many miles on a charge? 40 on a good day?
always some smart @ss who has to gum up a good theory with facts, LOL
$7500 tax credit
I've got a bunch of dead laptop batteries. Should I expect that from them?
The best part about the good old days is..... I got to live in them.
“always some smart @ss who has to gum up a good theory with facts, LOL”
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