Chevy Volt sales triple in 2012

Chevy Volt sales triple in 2012

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 5, 2013
Chevy Volt sales triple in 2012

Source: CNN

Chevy Volt sales are cranking up. General Motors sold three times as many Chevrolet Volts in 2012 as it did in 2011, which was the car's first full year on the market.

GM sold 23,461 Volts in 2012 compared with just 7,671 in 2011. While it's an impressive jump, the Volt is still one of Chevy's lowest-selling cars. However, the Volt greatly outdid the Corvette, for instance, of which only 14,000 were sold last year.

Its 2012 sales also put the Volt well ahead of its nearest competitor, the Nissan Leaf. Nissan sold about 9,800 Leafs in 2012, an increase of just 1.5% over 2011. Still, Nissan pointed out, it was a record year for Leaf sales.

The single biggest factor driving the sales increase, according to both GM and industry analysts, was the Volt's increased popularity in car-clogged California. Sales there jumped thanks to a few engineering tweaks that made the Volt eligible for California's highly desirable carpool lane stickers for the first time.

Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/03/autos/chevrol...
Laws dont work anyway

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 5, 2013
A visit to California last year revealed the Government is buying volts.

Sooooo, the Government car company is building cars for the Government.

AND SALES ARE UP!!!!!
Loserville

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 5, 2013
This does make sense in a perverted way. GM loses money on every Volt they sell, so why not lose in volume by selling to the government rather than than in dribs and drabs to individuals. This way they can go bankrupt quiker the next time and not have to pay their conservative Republican CEO millions of dollars to guide them to it.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 5, 2013
Of course you have no documentation of this or how many Volts "the government" has bought? Or even which government agency?

So in other words you pretty much made this up like usual.
goose

Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 5, 2013
Consistent wrote:
Of course you have no documentation of this or how many Volts "the government" has bought? Or even which government agency?
So in other words you pretty much made this up like usual.
Hey you COULD reseach it a little:
"In a recent article from The Washington Free Beacon, it seems that now the Pentagon plans on buying up 1,500 Chevy Volts in order to ‘green up’ the military."
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#6 Jan 5, 2013
Has bought vs. has "plans" to buy ?? WOW ~ Why not lie a little, huh ??

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