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General Motors recently announced that it will halt production of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid for up to five weeks due to poor sales and rising inventory numbers. In February GM sold 1,023 Volts, but at the end of the month the automaker still had 6,300 Volts in its inventory. Even worse, GM hopes to sell 45,000 units this year, but only selling 1,626 units in the first two months of this year is not exactly the pace that the Volt needs to set to meet that goal. Low Volt sales have been partially attributed to negative attention the vehicle has garnered over the last few months, as safety concerns rose over battery fires and Republicans turned the vehicle into a political punching bag.

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  1. JT Danielsson March 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    If I’m not mis-informed, the byers have been waiting for the subventions, but the Obama administration has difficulties w/ the conservative politicians that want Obama to fail in so many ways as possible. What USA (and all the world) needs is a “green transition” were taxes on bad tech gives subventions for good tech. Simple to grasp, isn’t it? But bad politic is still living in high good-health. USA is on its way to be a real under-developed country.

  2. quinny March 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    It always amazes me that the price in dollars is so much lower than the price in euros; while the euro is worth more.

    Base price for the Opel Ampera is €44500 in the Netherlands. After tax credit. That comes to just over 59000 dollars, according to Google. No surprise that it doesn’t sell…

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