Chevy Volt Production Stopped
Last year Chevy hyped their new electric car the Volt as being a car that would run on a battery that would needed to be plugged in when it ran out of power. But Chevy may now be taking that back.
"A GM spokesman said Friday that the company will shut down production of the Volt from March 19 until April 23, idling 1,300 workers at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant," said The Washington Post. This is really disappointing considering the fact that they are trying to make a more environmentally friendly car. The Washington Post reports that the reason they are halting production is battery fires in crash tests.
Another reason the Volt is being halted is the fact that it is worth $40,000 at the least. Yes it is an electric car and does boast a huge miles per gallon number, but for that price it is hard to buy. "GM sold 7,671 Volts last year, below its original goal of 10,000 cars. The company stopped publicly announcing sales targets last year. It sold 1,023 Volts in February and 603 in January." Those numbers are absolutely terrible and it is no wonder Chevy is temporarily stopping the production of the Volt.
Hopefully Chevy can solve the Volt's issues before April so that these cars can have more success.