29 Dec '11, 9pm

Hype: GM’s Chevy Volt plug-in car a 2011 sale’s flop?

Hype: GM’s Chevy Volt plug-in car a 2011 sale’s flop? The original Chevy Volt concept debut Should have been a more conventional hybrid? InsideLine is calling the Chevy Volt one of the two top sale’s flops of 2011, but is that a fair assessment? For years now I’ve panned the Volt as a ridiculous excuse not to build a real Toyota Prius-like contender, but I’ve never been against the production of the Volt, which I believe is and was a good idea. Likewise, I think calling the Volt a top sales flop of 2011 is a bit extreme. According to InsideLine, Volt sales will probably come in around 7500 cars, or about 2/3’s of GM’s 10,000 car prediction. However, take away the battery fire concerns and I think the Volt comes closer to its target. Likewise, take away GM’s production line upgrades and, again, GM probably hits its target. In terms of the fire concerns, I think the issue ha...

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