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  •  Heard on overnight AM radio just last week (4+ / 0-)

    that the Chevy Volt was Doooomed and that the plant was closing due to sagging sales.

    Not sure what right wing wacko was spewing the Lies (I pick up hazy AM radio from California to Nebraska. Usually I only listen to Coast2Coast but occasionally I spin the dial when they fade out).

    Probably a regularly scheduled summer retooling, but that's not what the RW is telling its listeners.

    Notice: This Comment © 2012 ROGNM

    by ROGNM on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 01:04:13 PM PDT

    •  That's because they are trying to kill it (2+ / 0-)
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      The EV's aren't going to get crushed this time.

      And hopefully the oil companies get sued through the teeth for the additional decades of needless carbon emissions.

      Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

      by yet another liberal on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 01:11:12 PM PDT

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    •  I heard that lie, too, (2+ / 0-)
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      ROGNM, KenBee

      though I can't remember where. It's good to have some solid info to de-bunk it!

      "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

      by cotterperson on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 01:14:14 PM PDT

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    •  As usual, they're heavily exaggerating the truth (5+ / 0-)
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      scarvegas, ROGNM, defluxion10, MGross, KenBee

      From the same article:

      This has not stopped some media from issuing press releases suggesting a Volt death watch may be in order due to GM’s month-long closure of the Volt’s assembly plant scheduled Sept. 17-Oct. 12.
      Take a look at the chart in my diary again and it's obvious why they're doing this--the Volt sales are climbing rapidly, but the production has climbed even faster; they've sold about 21,000 total, but have produced 35,000, so they have 14,000 in inventory.

      Yes, they're below their original estimates; it hasn't ramped up as quickly as they had hoped, but it is ramping up quickly. This is a matter of expectations management, that's all.

    •  It's a partial truth (1+ / 0-)
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      ROGNM

      GM indicated quite awhile ago that they were going to match supply with demand and that means, until sales pick up, there will be regularly scheduled plant closures.  The next one is the second to occur this year and will be 4 weeks long.  

      I've heard from one source (so take it with a grain of salt) that the workers will get unemployment during these 4 weeks equal to 90 percent of their pay.

      Anyway, there is a reason why the Volt has the highest percentage of satisfied customers in the history of Consumer Reports and why it has won so many car of the year awards.  Go test drive one and you'll understand.  And, when you do, do yourself a favor and put it in SPORT mode and drive while in "L".  It's a blast!

      Warning!  You should only test drive if you are prepared to buy!  You will want one and will develop VES (Volt Envy Syndrome) if you don't drive home in one!

      We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

      by theotherside on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 03:53:41 PM PDT

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    •  It was on Bloomberg News (1+ / 0-)
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      Seems the statement about stopping production was issued by a GM spokesperson.

      Read it here

      Just a small-minded 'merican that wants to see the Romney 2009 FBAR

      by griz4u on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 05:21:29 PM PDT

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