. The Volt, is a government product, with no economic goal in mind. It is as if a company were to dream up a concept car and then rush it into mass production. It is no damn good. Probably take years to work out the kinks.
It is a perfect example of "central planning," one of the core tenets of both socialism and communism.
It means you have people who don't have the faintest idea of what they're doing designing products and implementing production levels of those products without taking into consideration what the consumer wants or needs, i.e. ignoring the idea of markets. They believe they know what the wants and needs of the public are. More to the point, they have a specific goal in mind before they begin, and then build the product to meet the goal, markets be damned.