Big loss for the @ChevyVolt team : Tony Posawatz, Chevy Volt Product Line Director, Retires From GM #chevy @Chevrolet
The problem with the Volt all stems from the fact that the Volt itself was a politically motivated vehicle. It's sole purpose was to change the perception of GM in the minds of those greenies who had swallowed the nonsense that Chris Paine had managed to put on film. GM blatantly used the future of the Volt as a bargaining chip to obtain a bailout by the Feds, a bailout that not only wasn't needed (except by the UAW)but placed GM in no better position as a result. The Volt therefore only exists today because of politics - there was no massive consumer demand present, except for early on when GM had provided rosy price scenarios and a stylish car that people might actually want to own. The actual price and actual looks killed the Volt. Dead.