Registered: Jun 2007
09-10-12 11:30 PM
I wouldn't even call that article news. It starts out by saying how affordable the Volt is and then the next line is saying how overpriced it is. Which one is it?
Quote from GTS:
"GM's Volt - The ugly math of low sales, high costs"
The car comes with a standard household outlet charger. The 240 volt is not $2000 like the article says. It's $599.
There is not a lack of interest in the vehicle. It's year over year sales continue to increase.
I'm sorry that some dealership in NJ doesn't know how to sell them. I have sold 20, just me, in the past 9 weeks.
The "weak sales" are not forcing the factory to close for 4 weeks. The factory, of which the Volt is a very small part of, is closing to retool for the upcoming Impala launch. How many articles have you read about the Malibu factory closing down? None, right. Well it is closing cause it's the same factory where the Volt is made. But you don't hear about the Malibu not selling.
It currently costs GM "at least" $75,000 to build the Volt, including development costs, Munro said. That's nearly twice the base price of the Volt before a $7,500 federal tax credit provided as part of President Barack Obama's green energy policy.
What a complete outright lie. The $7500 tax credit was passed under the Bush administration. Obama had nothing to do with it. The Volt does not cost $75,000 to build. Nobody says that a pharmaceutical company's pill costs $500k to manufacture. But using their logic, it does. The first pill costs $1M and the second one costs 50 cents. Using their math, it costs them $500k to make a pill
None the less, if I'm not mistaken, the Volt has sold more cars than all other electric cars combined.