Chevy Volt Sales Seen as Electric Car Disappointment The Hollywood Reporter

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Chevy Volt Sales as Electric Car Disappointment

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Despite low sales, Motors stands by its optimistic predictions for the plug-in hybrid car prominently in Revenge of the Electric

The Volt, the American-made plug-in that General Motors had hopes for going into has sold only 3,895 as of the end of last month. In the month of alone, the company sold 723 Volts. By comparison, 5,246 Suburbans and 2,171 Chevy Pickups were sold in the span of time.

These sales figures far short of GM s planned sales of 10,000 units for 2011.

The to bring electric cars, the Volt, back to market are extensitvely in director Chris s new documentary Revenge of the Electric Car . The opens in Los Angeles and New York on 21.

In August, THR reported that a of all Volts sold had been in California.

The Volt s main competition, the Nissan Leaf is currently twice as well, with Leafs sold in the United from December to the end of August.

GM doesn t appear publicly with spokesman Rob Peterson the Chicago Tribune. I don t see any problem reaching our goal.

He says GM s Volt production has only ramping up and that the time for sales begins now.


The car has been available in seven markets, including New York, and Michigan. But the company is now shipping to 2,600 dealers in all 50 states.

THR s of the Volt called it not cute. But on to say, It has a powerful, authoritative which apparently is a hit: 90 of its sales have been to GM s term for defectors from brands.

Volts will start to go on sale in Europe and

The company claims the slowdown is is related to the company s need to for its global push. They re so they ve revised their sales figures to an expected Volts worldwide (which includes a Europe-only model the Opel Ampera.)

Hopes for the sales were high both the Bush and Obama used billions in federal to help bailout and restructure the automaker. The development of the Volt that time was seen as a of what the company could given a second chance. In of 2010, Obama declared the GM a success.

Auto industry analyst Gott tells the Tribune the Volt s slow sales is no that demand for the car is low. But he says that the worldwide for the car may not have been that to begin with.

What s the for a $35,000 compact car with a badge on it? he says. It s not all that

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