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By Alysha Webb ·
October 02, 2012

Survey Says: Dealers Are Key To Chevy Volt’s Success

There is a love-hate thing going on between Chevrolet dealers and the Chevy Volt. Some love it because they can offer really great lease deals, and are enamored with the technology. But a smaller number really dislike it. GM needs to find a way to turn more of its dealers on to the Volt, because they will be very important to boosting sales.

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By Eric Loveday ·
September 24, 2012

Dealerships Still Offering Deep Discounts of Up to $10,000 Off Chevy Volt

Discounts on the Chevy Volt are more than four times the industry's per-vehicle average, according to estimates, reaching as much as $10,000 per vehicle. The incentives include low-interest financing, cash rebates to buyers, sales bonuses to dealers, and heavily subsidized leases.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 10, 2012

Reuters Uses Fuzzy Math to Report on Chevy Volt Profitability

Reuters reported today that General Motors loses “as much as $49,000” for every Chevy Volt that it builds. According to four industry experts contacted by Reuters, the range of per-unit costs falls between $76,000 to $88,000—with another analyst saying that it costs GM “at least” $75,000, if you include development expenses. Fuzzy green car math hasn’t been employed with this level of obfuscation since 2006, when CNW Marketing said that a Hummer was greener than a Toyota Prius.

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By Eric Loveday ·
September 04, 2012

Chevy Volt Sales Soar to Record High in August 2012, Nissan LEAF Still Struggling

Sales of the Chevy Volt hit a record-setting 2,831 units in August 2012. Meanwhile, sales of the Nissan LEAF showed some improvement, with 685 units sold in August.

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By Eric Loveday ·
August 31, 2012

2012 Chevy Volt Lease Rate Hits Rock-Bottom Price of $199 Per Month

Looking to lease a Chevy Volt for less than $200 per month? It's possible, but you'd better act fast.

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By Nick Kurczewski ·
August 29, 2012

Chevrolet Volt Sales Hit Monthly Record in August

The Chevrolet Volt is set to achieve a monthly sales record, with more than 2,500 units of the plug-in hybrid having been purchased in August. This tops the Volt’s previous sales record set in March of this year.

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By Eric Loveday ·
August 29, 2012

2015 Chevy Volt to Ride on GM's All-New Global Platform

The next-generation Chevrolet Cruze, due in fall 2014 as a Model Year 2015 vehicle, will indeed use General Motors all-new global platform. That platform will be what underpins the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. What opportunities does this present for a new and improved Volt?

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By Zach McDonald ·
August 28, 2012

Chevy Idles Volt, Media Draws Politicized Conclusions

GM will temporarily halt production of the Chevy Volt at its Detroit-Hamtramck factory next month as part of a planned shutdown to retool the facility for the remade Impala line. Some media outlets took the news as a sign that Volt sales had tanked, jumping back into the same predictable narratives that have maligned the car since before its release.

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By Eric Loveday ·
August 22, 2012

Chevy Volt Takes 40-Mile Woodward Dream Cruise, Without Using Gas

Last week, IndyCar driver Marco Andretti put a 2013 Chevy Volt to the test. Andretti wheeled the Volt out onto Woodward Avenue and hit the strip to see whether or not the Volt could complete a lap of the 40-mile Woodward Dream Cruise route without using any gas. Success.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 20, 2012

Slow Uptake on Green Carpool Stickers for Plug-in Hybrids

Fewer than 4,000 of California’s green carpool lane stickers—targeted to promote sales of plug-in hybrids—have been issued so far, according to figures from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. As of Aug. 3, the state had issued 2,643 decals to Prius Plug-In owners and 1,114 to Volt owners, according to a report in North County Times.

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