The Chevy Volt is Dead



Posted by Ed 6 mths ago
The Chevrolet Volt is on its way out.

The one that is currently sitting in the Autoblog garage (Drivers' Notes review coming soon) may be the last of its name to ever plug into the Level 2 charger in our basement. That makes us sad. What's the only truly American thing to do when something makes us feel an unpleasant emotion? That's right, we place blame!

Who is the culprit in the death of the Volt? Sure, General Motors made the decision to pull the plug on it, but the public wasn't exactly clamoring to buy the things. U.S. sales peaked twice — once in 2012 and again in 2016 — but never achieved annual sales above 25,000.


Ed 6 mths ago
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has a request for potential buyers of the automaker’s Fiat 500e electric car: Don’t buy it. He’s tired of losing money.

Speaking at a conference in Washington on Wednesday, Marchionne said Tesla Motors Inc was the only company making money on electric cars and that was because of the higher price point for its Model S sedan. Decrying the federal and state mandates that push manufacturers to build electric cars, Marchionne said he hoped to sell the minimum number of 500e cars possible.

“I hope you don’t buy it because every time I sell one it costs me $14,000,” he said to the audience at the Brookings Institution about the 500e. “I’m honest enough to tell you that.”

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