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  • jsteveco730 jsteveco730 May 27, 2012 9:13 AM Flag

    Volt Sales?

    Any updatesd on how well this brand is selling? I am just curious if we the taxpayer got a god deal from the Government spending our tax dollars on a product that at least started out very slow in sales and appeared to be a gamble that did not pay off for GM, the president and most of all the american tax payer? Is the Volt production line still operating at its original employment capacity?

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    • In terms of 2012 year-to-date numbers, the tally for the Nissan LEAF now
      checks in at 2,103 units. Meanwhile, the 2012 YTD results for the Chevy Volt
      ring in at 5,377 units. Last year at this exact time, General Motors'
      year-to-date Volt sales stood at 1,703 units and Nissan's mark for the LEAF
      was 1,025 units.

    • cobrawolverine@sbcglobal.net cobrawolverine May 29, 2012 9:42 AM Flag

      I think you already answered your own question.

      We all know the Volt is not selling as expected, and is a hype that GM, or at least we don't know what they plan on doing with this.

      Get me some infrastructure that will support these cars and it stands a chance. As of right now, this car, or any like it doesn't stand a chance.

      • 1 Reply to cobrawolverine
      • "We all know the Volt is not selling as expected"

        Exactly. Toyota sold 141,000 Priuses in 2010. The Volt was plainly aimed to compete with that product line. Since 172,000 Priuses were sold in 2011, then what would you have guessed would be a good goal for GM for an established hybrid market?

        I'd say 34,000... provided the Volt was priced like the Prius. But GM didn't price the Volt like the Prius. They priced it outrageously ABOVE the Prius. Clearly then the company didn't intend to actually COMPETE.

        I labor long and hard to get the pumpers here to understand that there's an established hybrid market, hence a properly-priced GM Volt would have been a winning entrant. GM screwed it up, and that's the next thing I labor to get the pumpers to understand.

    • Great post Jeye makes me want to go out and buy more GM shares on Tuesday. You are truly the greatest asset GM has. Keep rocking on Jeye.

    • Perhaps you are confused with the Honda Insight, the lower cost Prius alternative that is also being outsold by the Volt.

      You'll have to come up with a different argument, perhaps you can consult the Rat.
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      You're saying that the Volt is outselling something? No. No way.

      As many different brands and models as there are, the field is very crowded and
      there have to be some that aren't selling. I don't see where it makes sense to
      celebrate outselling something that is stationery. So I can outrun a turtle;
      will that get me to the Olympics?

      Let's face it: the prospects for a $45K economy car aren't promising. How
      is spending 45 grand to save a few bucks on gasoline ever going to make sense.
      One of my neighbors told me that he spent $39K for his Prius. To each his
      own accounting.

    • Post proof that you paid taxes and then I'll answer you.

    • How well is the Volt selling? Depends on how you look at things.

      The sales figures are low. If any other model sold as slowly as this turkey, management would terminate the model.

      On the other hand, GM loses money on every Volt sale. Therefore, the fewer sold, the better.

      The best number would be zero.

      • 5 Replies to no_slappz
      • "The best number would be zero."

        Correct. As soon as GM figured their price would be $41000, and Toyota's Prius price would be $25000, then the model line planning should have been changed or halted.

        8000 units in the first year, in an already established market for hybrids: A clear model failure!

      • Sales of the Chevy Volt dropped a bit with General Motors reporting it sold 1,462 units in April 2012, compared to a record-setting 2,289 units in March 2012. That's a decent improvement over the 1,203 units sold in February 2012 and a significant jump over the 603 Volts sold in January 2012. For the sake of comparison, General Motors sold only 493 Chevy Volts in April 2011.


        In terms of 2012 year-to-date numbers, the tally for the Nissan LEAF now checks in at 2,103 units. Meanwhile, the 2012 YTD results for the Chevy Volt ring in at 5,377 units. Last year at this exact time, General Motors' year-to-date Volt sales stood at 1,703 units and Nissan's mark for the LEAF was 1,025 units.

      • On the other hand, GM loses money on every Volt sale. Therefore, the fewer sold, the better.

        The best number would be zero.
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        You're just joking us, right? They lose money on each sale, so if sales stopped
        the losses would stop? Is that what you're saying?

        Anyway, it's always best to avoid tar babies.

      • """The sales figures are low. If any other model sold as slowly as this turkey, management would terminate the model."""

        And make obozo look foolish???!!! No way!!!!

 
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