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Chevy Volt Is A Few Amps Short

If you have always wanted an electric car here is your chance. The taxpayers of the US will even pay for part of it for you. The question is could they have made it any uglier?

Have you heard the latest? Government Motors is going all out to make sure they retain their name. They need the taxpayer to pony up more money to save their incredibly bad markeing and design of the Volt. I find it very amusing but sad,

I don't don't why anyone - and I eman anyone - would pay $41,000 for that ugly car, regardless of what it is supposed to do. I'd still have trouble at $14,000.

That is one ugly car.

It is years beyond its original production date. They are producing 30,000 units this year and plan to make 45,000 next. But, they anticipate only selling about 3,100 cars or 10% of the production run this year. So far, they have sold 602 total in January and February. I imagine most of those have been to collectors or people who just had to make a statement.

So the $7,500 tax credit for buying one of these has not panned out. Now GM wants a "Cash for Clunkers II" program for their inept design and resulting lackluster sales. They want Congress to authorize an immediate cash rebate at the point of sale for purchase of the car - a rebate to be financed by us.

Call your Representatives and Senators. Do not allow this. The free market has spoken.




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Comment balloon 5 commentsKevin Robinson • April 01 2011 08:01AM


The car makes no sense. You cannot go more than 100 miles before you have to charge it up. As I noted before on one of your blogs. Hyundai and other manufacturers are focusing on fast, efficient, semi green internal combustion engines. These guys are literally kicking our butts.

Posted by Tom Robinson, Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC (Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office) almost 8 years ago

Tom thanks for stopping by. I have read up on what you speak of. We are losing on this one.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 8 years ago

When THE Most Popular Driver in NASCAR whose family owns one of the LARGEST Chevrolet dealerships on the RIGHT Coast says they are ahead of their time....the nails are in the coffin!!!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) almost 8 years ago

It is all over for the thing. Just not as good as it should be.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 8 years ago


Thanks for reposting this. America is not ready for an electric car, but Chevy went ahead anyway. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) almost 8 years ago