05 Mar '12, 2pm

Production of the Chevy Volt has hit the skids for five weeks.

Volt: how committed is GM to the Volt? It already served it's purpose of helping to warrant the bail out, the vehicle is very popular with the Obama administration. But is there a long term vision like Toyota had with the Prius? Let's hope so. If not and Ampera sales can't save the day I expect GM to pull the plug on the Volt within a year. Unless Obama wins the election in which case political considerations would make continuation of the program the best strategic move. Leaf: no doubt about real vision and commitment here. If sales don't pick up I think Ghosn will largely cancel Leaf production in Smyrna TN and bank on the next gen with better battery tech and slowly changing attitudes in the market for long term success.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1073633_chevy-volt-pr...

Tweets

FAILURE!!! "Chevy Volt Production Suspended for 5 Weeks Due 2 Lower Than Expected Demand!" com

FAILURE!!! "Chevy Volt Production Suspended for...

plugincars.com 03 Mar '12, 2pm

I whole-heartedly agree with you, ex-EV1 driver. In fact, I made the prediction in another blog post that the end of Volt ...

The Chevy Volt Is Dead; Long Live The Volt?

gas2.org 06 Mar '12, 10pm

The Volt may not be dead, but it is severely disabled. There are too many negatives that GM has no overcome … and frankly,...

Chevy Volt and Opel Ampera named 2012 European ...

green.autoblog.com 05 Mar '12, 9pm

Ampera and Volt voted "Car of the Year 2012" Geneva. The Opel Ampera and the Chevrolet Volt have today won the "Car of the...

GM: We're not pulling plug on Chevy Volt: via @...

eetimes.com 08 Mar '12, 9pm

Not a peep this side of the pond especially of course not from publicly pursed policy agencies charged with conniving enoc...

GM halting Chevy Volt production for five weeks Oh reallly??! @kaileen

GM halting Chevy Volt production for five weeks...

mnn.com 02 Mar '12, 11pm

Although General Motors posted better than expected overall sales in February, sales of the Chevy Volt are slower than ant...

Chevy Volt February Sales Rank It 10th Out of 55 Clean Energy Vehicles

Chevy Volt February Sales Rank It 10th Out of 5...

hybridcars.com 05 Mar '12, 5pm

The slice of the total U.S. vehicle market pie – the "take rate" – for all clean energy vehicles on the HybridCars.com das...

GM shutting down Chevy Volt production for five...

green.autoblog.com 02 Mar '12, 10pm

You are in complete denial. The Volt was started by climate-change-denier Bob Lutz during the Bush administration when the...

GM tells @designnews Chuck Murray it's not kill...

designnews.com 08 Mar '12, 6pm

The temporary halt in the production of the Chevy Volt isn't a sign that the Volt is dead or that electric cars are disapp...

Tech Talk - Future Russian fuel production from...

theoildrum.com 04 Mar '12, 4pm

In the past few weeks I have been looking at the potential for sustainability in oil and gas production in Russia, now pro...

New Chevy Volt commercial: this car will save y...

green.autoblog.com 09 Mar '12, 11pm

Those who fancy a plug in hybrid 4WD SUV instead will have one available this financial year: 'Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) wil...

Maybe the Chevy Volt was hyped a little too much too early: Filed under: Transportation News AlternativeTransport

Maybe the Chevy Volt was hyped a little too muc...

hybridcarblog.com 03 Mar '12, 1am

Maybe the Chevy Volt was hyped a little too much too early Too much hype too early, despite long term potential OMG. Did y...

NHTSA: "Chevy Volt doesn't pose greater risk of fire than gasoline-powered vehicles." #4jobs #2futures #p2 #tcot

NHTSA: "Chevy Volt doesn't pose greater risk of...

treehugger.com 03 Mar '12, 12pm

Investigation Closed, Everything Normal A few weeks ago, some fires during crash-testing of the Chevy Volt by the National...

GM CEO Akerson: We're Staying The Course On The...

greencarreports.com 08 Mar '12, 2pm

Sorry, that was strange... Anyway, it may depend on where GM is now with the Voltec system itself. It should be somewhat i...

Why GM Needs to Recalibrate its Volt Strategy @...

triplepundit.com 06 Mar '12, 10am

Raz. another good article. Thanks! Your title suggesting a strategy recalibration is right on target. I have test drove th...

Volt and Ampera Win European Car Of The Year - Hybrid Cars News

Volt and Ampera Win European Car Of The Year - ...

hybridcars.com 06 Mar '12, 5am

Volt and Ampera Win European Car Of The Year Published March 6, 2012 By Huw Evans This year, out of seven finalists, the E...