General Motors has repeatedly claimed a sales target for 2011 of 10,000 units for the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt sedan. But, nine months into the year, they've only shipped 3,895 off the lot. In fact, in September sales numbers, released an hour ago, GM sold only 723 Volts. Will GM fail to meet its own sales…
GM's really got to get the Chevy Volt to market fast. So fast, they've had to speed up production of T-cell batteries. A lot. Oh, look, they're also playing Yakkety Sax on the plant floor — you know, for inspiration.
A slew of Chevy Volt pre-production engineering units took a test drive near Toledo, Ohio earlier this week. Of course GM PR was also on hand to take a slew of pictures documenting the
engineering exercise. Gallery below.
"Nobody will pay a $15,000 premium for a car competing with a Corolla," said Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen. "There are not enough idiots who will buy it." Really? Put your money where your mouth is, Johan.
Sources tell us GM CEO Fritz Henderson will announce today the Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle will receive a city fuel economy rating of 230 MPG from the EPA when it hits showroom floors later next year. Holy game-changer, Batman!
The first pre-production Chevy Volt "Integration Vehicle" was completed this week ahead of schedule. Looks like GM's putative four-wheeled electrified savior is getting closer to reality.
The blogging-about-autos threesome of Jalopnik, Autoblog and Kicking Tires will be hosting a live-chat with GM's VP-o-Global-Program-Management Jon Lauckner at 6:00PM EST. Get those Volt questions ready kiddies!
GM CEO Rick Wagoner has made a slew of announcements surrounding the technology in the 2011 Chevy Volt. Seems yawn-inducing, right? You're wrong.
ABC News lifted the skirt even higher on the new Chevy Volt in a segment this weekend on Good Morning America. It's a scene eerily reminiscent to the Cadillac CTS skirt-lift by "Maximum" Bob Lutz. Given the timing of the Lutz-lift in relationship to the CTS unveil at the Detroit Auto Show, we're assuming what we've…