The Volt Is Dead in Europe
7:41 AM, Jul 25, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Chevrolet Volt is done in Europe. As David Shepardson of the Detroit News reports:
Grand claims and projections were made for the car by both GM and its Washington patrons. They have proven to be about as well-founded as just about everything else coming from those two sources. The car is overpriced, over-engineered, and over-hyped. President Obama once visited a plant where the car is manufactured. He sat behind the wheel of one and gave it his blessing.
The Volt is perfect, however, for the elitist who wishes to make a statement. Just the thing for that short trip down to Whole Foods.
GM, which is busy managing some of the largest recalls in automobile history, is hanging on with the Volt in the U.S. For now. But:
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