28 Aug '12, 10pm

Chevy Idles Volt, Media Draws Politicized Conclusions

Chevy Idles Volt, Media Draws Politicized Conclusions

The most recent temporary production halt for the Volt is nothing out of the ordinary for a low-volume vehicle line, but that didn't stop some media outlets from reporting that the car is a "dud." GM will temporarily halt production of the Chevy Volt at its Detroit-Hamtramck factory next month as part of a planned shutdown to retool the facility for the remade Impala line. The idling will last for less than a month, spanning from September 15 to October 17. Some media outlets took the news as a sign that Volt sales had tanked, jumping back into a familiar narrative that has maligned the car since long before its release. "GM Expected to Suspend Chevy Volt Production Over Slow Sales" , read the headline at the USA Today's website. The factually-unsupported sentiment was echoed immediately around the web, spawning headlines like "Call It A Dud? Chevrolet Idles Volt Plant Aga...

Full article: http://www.plugincars.com/chevy-idles-volt-media-scramble...

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