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Good news: GM sold 281 Chevy Volts last month
hot air ^ | 3/3/11 | Allahpundit

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 don’t get it. Why wouldn’t someone want to own a $41,000 electric car that under some circumstances gets worse mileage than a Prius?

Why, it’s downright un-American not to.

Peruse Chevrolet’s February sales release, and you’ll notice one number that’s blatantly missing: the number of Chevy Volts sold. The number – a very modest 281 – is available in the company’s detailed data (PDF), but it certainly isn’t something that GM wants to highlight, apparently. Keeping the number quiet is a bit understandable, since it’s 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit; gm; good; michigan; news; sold; volt; welcometodetroit
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The Dolt
1 posted on 03/03/2011 5:01:53 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

$41,000 lawn ornament.


2 posted on 03/03/2011 5:02:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


3 posted on 03/03/2011 5:03:23 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

What we have here is a teachable moment.


4 posted on 03/03/2011 5:03:58 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Nachum

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.


5 posted on 03/03/2011 5:04:35 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: Nachum

In Latest Attempt To Boost Sagging Sales, GM Once Again Offering Interest-Free Financing On Numerous Models

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/latest-attempt-boost-sagging-sales-gm-once-again-offering-interest-free-financing-numerous-m


6 posted on 03/03/2011 5:05:33 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: Nachum
Good news: GM sold 281 Chevy Volts last month

That must have saved 550,000 jobs right there /s

7 posted on 03/03/2011 5:05:51 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Nachum
I had over 300 erections.

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...

8 posted on 03/03/2011 5:06:29 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: cripplecreek
I'd betcha many (most?) of the units sold have been to folks who have the money to spend and are just going to park them in the garage as some sort of collector's item.

Maybe drive 'em a bit on weekends to keep the gas fresh and the batteries charged.

9 posted on 03/03/2011 5:07:14 PM PST by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: Nachum

The GM Bailout debt is as good as payed back. /sarc


10 posted on 03/03/2011 5:08:19 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Nachum

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!


11 posted on 03/03/2011 5:08:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Edsels aren’t really worth much compared to other cars from the same era. A ‘58 Chevy brings a lot more.


12 posted on 03/03/2011 5:08:46 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: Nachum

That means the taxpayers spent $2.1 million on Chevy Volts last month.


13 posted on 03/03/2011 5:10:00 PM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: Nachum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcFIj8OuIEI


14 posted on 03/03/2011 5:10:00 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Nachum

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 !!!!


15 posted on 03/03/2011 5:10:06 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Nachum

The recent Consumer Reports article slamming the Volt isn’t going to help.


16 posted on 03/03/2011 5:12:14 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Question Liberal Authority
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

LOL. I suspect you would have a brand new $41000 hazardous material cleanup bill.

17 posted on 03/03/2011 5:13:57 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Nachum

“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!!!


18 posted on 03/03/2011 5:14:18 PM PST by Longdriver
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To: Nachum

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?


19 posted on 03/03/2011 5:14:30 PM PST by chainsaw
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To: Nachum

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.


20 posted on 03/03/2011 5:14:38 PM PST by Liberty1970 (Thanking God for many blessings :-))
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To: Nachum

The question:

Why did they name it the Volt?

The answer?

Ford already used the name Edsel.


21 posted on 03/03/2011 5:14:38 PM PST by EternalVigilance (In a time that calls desperately for moral statesmanship most have chosen immoral gamesmanship.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Nice. Song of the moment :)


22 posted on 03/03/2011 5:14:45 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
I like Hondas.

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.

Go GM!

23 posted on 03/03/2011 5:16:35 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Nachum

“Good news: GM sold 281 Chevy Volts last month”

Good news? For mechanics and junk yard operators?


24 posted on 03/03/2011 5:17:08 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Nachum

Why should people who want to help the environment drive a coal powered car?


25 posted on 03/03/2011 5:17:53 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Nachum

maybe Orca is giving away 200 of them....


26 posted on 03/03/2011 5:19:32 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum

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?


27 posted on 03/03/2011 5:19:57 PM PST by appleharvey
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To: Nachum



EQUALS



28 posted on 03/03/2011 5:20:52 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: Nachum

[The Dolt ]

I prefer “The Watt”

As in:
Watt were we Thinking?
or
Watt’s up with This?
or
Watt he F!


29 posted on 03/03/2011 5:21:15 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Nachum

>> The Dolt

Ha!


30 posted on 03/03/2011 5:22:31 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Nachum
Sold 281 in San Fransicko, or the whole country? If the whole country, methinks this is why the 0bama administration's policies are pushing $5/gal. gas. How else is he gonna insure a profit for Government Motors?

5.56mm

31 posted on 03/03/2011 5:26:12 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Nachum

I wonder how many of these sales were to government departments or GE.


32 posted on 03/03/2011 5:27:40 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Nachum

>That brings the grand total so far up to … 928 cars.<

.
Wow. A real success story.


33 posted on 03/03/2011 5:28:59 PM PST by 353FMG (Liberalism = Communism under the guise of compassion.)
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To: SunkenCiv; steelyourfaith; Ernest_at_the_Beach; DaxtonBrown

Story passed over to a electric car thread on www.wattsupwiththat.com ... 8<)


34 posted on 03/03/2011 5:30:59 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Nachum

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.


35 posted on 03/03/2011 5:35:50 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Leo Farnsworth
good looking (loose) liberal woman

hee hee hee hee! That oxymoron made my day.

36 posted on 03/03/2011 5:37:40 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Actually I will say it is a great looking car. Put in a 500 hp gas engine and I am there!


37 posted on 03/03/2011 5:38:00 PM PST by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: fuzzybutt

I’d still rather have the Edsel.

Hey, summer’s coming and ragtops are fun......


38 posted on 03/03/2011 5:41:10 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: Nachum

lol!!!

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.


39 posted on 03/03/2011 5:42:50 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Leo Farnsworth

“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?


40 posted on 03/03/2011 5:43:44 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Irritating a libtard is fun, and requires very little imagination.)
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To: Nachum
928 total sold?

I would bet that more than half of those Obama Motors cars were to government agencies, at taxpayer expense......

41 posted on 03/03/2011 5:44:12 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Nachum

Of the 281 how many did the government get?


42 posted on 03/03/2011 5:45:40 PM PST by almost done by half
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To: Question Liberal Authority

“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.”

The Lithium batteries would decay by then and self-ignite...taking out your house with it.

You have to be careful with these toys.


43 posted on 03/03/2011 5:46:08 PM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: KoRn

Isn’t there like a $12,000 federal tax kickback for buying one?


44 posted on 03/03/2011 5:53:17 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: fuzzybutt

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?


45 posted on 03/03/2011 5:53:48 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Then how did the NSX and the S2000 hang on for so long?

always some smart @ss who has to gum up a good theory with facts, LOL

46 posted on 03/03/2011 5:56:59 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: Kirkwood

$7500 tax credit


47 posted on 03/03/2011 5:57:33 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: BobL
The Lithium batteries would decay by then and self-ignite.

I've got a bunch of dead laptop batteries. Should I expect that from them?

48 posted on 03/03/2011 6:01:49 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: LeoWindhorse

The best part about the good old days is..... I got to live in them.


49 posted on 03/03/2011 6:05:54 PM PST by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: nascarnation

“always some smart @ss who has to gum up a good theory with facts, LOL”

Glad to be of service! :)


50 posted on 03/03/2011 6:09:10 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Irritating a libtard is fun, and requires very little imagination.)
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