Skip to comments.Chevy Volt Fleet Sales Rise, Government GM Purchases Increase
Posted on 01/05/2012 2:10:55 PM PST by jazusamo
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My state’s Public Utilities Commission is dumping their Chevys for Ford Fiestas.
Well, when they take the guns away in their chevy volt’s they won’t get far down the road until their cars burst into flames.
“mostly driven by fleet sales. According to GM, 992 of the Volts sold were to retail customers while 537 went to fleet purchasers.”
Someone needs a lesson in the meaning of the term “mostly.”
A state owned auto maker puts out sh-tty cars and then the government buys them. God help us. We are becoming the Soviet Union.
Yep, an excellent reason for government to stay out of business.
Didn’t they have to recall 8000 Volts recently?
“but the gains were mostly driven by fleet sales.”
“992 of the Volts sold were to retail customers while 537 went to fleet purchasers.”
Which number is larger, 992 or 537? Or am I missing something here?
Yes, that was announced yesterday or today. Of course they didn't refer to it as a recall, they called it "a fix."
They said: "The automaker will add structural reinforcement that better protects the battery pack from puncture or a coolant leak in a severe side crash."
I believe he’s referring to the monthly gain over the previous months. Had there been no fleet sales in Dec. the number of Volts sold would have been less than in Nov.
Ironically, TVA, a federal agency, recently acquired a Nissan Leaf. Still a waste of money, but at least it probably won’t burn to the ground.
Says a lot about the Chevy Volt.
The gains were driven mostly by fleet sales.
Assuming that they're telling the truth, GM sold 1,529 Volts in December, which happens to be a gain of 390 over the 1,139 they sold in November. Most of the 390 gain, was driven by fleet sales.
The taxpayer is on the hook to bail out GM in the first place, but then they are further nicked as GM (at Obama's behest) produces a car that no one wants, and is pretty much a lemon. The taxpayer continues to subsidize this car by giving tax credits to defray the cost to the buyers of these vehicles. On top of all that, the taxpayer (through the government)actually has to buy the car in order to puff up reported sales figures. Many of these vehicles will likely be parked, rusting on some unused tract of federal land in Nebraska.
And some people wonder why we don't think much of Obama's economic acumen.
Agreed...We’re seeing what that conflict of interest is doing to the country right now. Of course Obama and his thugs throw taxpayer money at most anything that involves his cronies and political contributors. No doubt that’s been done in the past but never on a scale that Obama is doing it, not even close.
Do you love it so much that you paid for it with your own money?
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