Skip to comments.GM temporarily halts production of Volt (1300 Union Dolts laid off)
Posted on 03/02/2012 2:06:18 PM PST by Islander7
GM, which is based in Detroit, announced to employees at one of its facilities that it was halting production of the beleaguered electric car for five weeks and temporarily laying off 1,300 employees.
A GM spokesman told The Hill on Friday that production of the Volt would resume April 23.
"We needed to maintain proper inventory and make sure that we continued to meet market demand," GM spokesman Chris Lee said in a telephone interview.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
“We needed to maintain proper inventory” = We can’t sell the cars we are making.
In other words, Kelly, it will be subsidized for 50 years or so.
Hey, I have an idea! Maybe he could make another “compromise” with the Catholic Church and require each church buy ten Volts apiece. And if they didn’t want to do that, he could make their insurance companies buy them for the churches. And then all those laid-off lazy ass people could go back to being overpaid, lazy ass auto workers. Problem solved!!
And the “new improved” model could be called the ReVolt!
These high gas prices are going to really hurt GM, and I am almost sure that unless Newt can get in an implement his energy plan, within two or three years we are going to be faced with another GM failure. Why do I say this? Because, yes, they may sell more smaller vehicles, BUT, they are at risk of selling LESS SUVs and trucks, which is where their profit is generated.
Here is my title suggestion:
"Unsafe at Zero Speed."
Wherever he is, Edsel Ford heaves a big sigh of relief while Alessandro Volta is really P.O.’d.
Another side benefit will be that the enviro nutcases will stop claiming that the EV-1 was killed by a massive conspiracy. OK, probably not.
FU!GM & FU!Ø
“I lost all respect for Motor Trend Magazine when it, pandering to the Zerobama administration, named Chevy Volt Car of the Year for 2011
We need to remember that the entire print media, from newspapers to car magazines, has been infiltrated by 30 IQ, drooling left-wing ideologues, and they’re publishing the worst tripe and unreadable garbage in the history of American print media.
1300 Union thugs get a paid holiday for this lemon.
Pray for America
I think that TruthGuy has been banned..
He was almost as successful with the Volt as he was selling the Chicago bid for the Olympics.
When elecrtic cars can store electrical energy in the same weight/volume as gasoline then I will consider an electric car, till then they can go pound sand.
When they make one that will tow my 40 foot toyhauler I might consider an electric car, Be a cold day in hell.
No big deal to the workers. Just vacation paid for by the unions using taxpayer money taken from the people by a bi-partisan congress and an American hating president.
I heard an ad this morning to lease a volt for 36 months at 369.00 per month, must take delivery by 29 Feb 2012.
It’s 2 Mar 2012 by my reckoning...
The movie theater we most often attend has six parking spaces designated for electric cars (so they can charge up while in the movie). They are always empty. I have never seen a car in them. Oh, and they are closer to the entrance than the handicap parking.
From the Detroit Free Press, sale of vehicles made at Detroit Hamtrack for Feb.
Buick Lucerne, 304 -88.2% from last year.
Cadillac DTS, 68 -95.5% from last year.
Chevrolet Volt, 1,023 +264.1 from last year.
Gut call, fleet sales for the Volt. DHam is shutting down because off the cars made there aren’t sell worth s**t.
GM workers were paid during two shut downs here. DURING the
first they just got paid. Several female teachers went to a
job when the plant started production. They enjoyed a couple
of months paid vacation. Some following shut downs they had to report to a large closed grocery store for a short time.
I assume this was because GM spun this division off.