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GM Suspends Volt Production, Lays Off 1,300 Workers

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posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 11:42 AM

Originally posted by Eurisko2012

Originally posted by beezzer
There once was a man named Obama
Who came on the scene with a jolt
He took all our riches
Made us all gov'ment bitches
And drove off in a used Chevy Volt.

Send that in to Bill O'Reilly on The Factor.
edit on 3-3-2012 by Eurisko2012 because: (no reason given)

I might!

Though Greg Gutfeld might appreciate it more!

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 11:51 AM
reply to post by kawika

Note to businesses. Do not let Obama use your business as a campaign stop. It seems everywhere he goes within months the business is closed.

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 11:58 AM

Originally posted by kawika
Here is a link to an image that graphically shows some of the many suppliers that make parts for the Volt.

Image here

That ignores the fact that almost all of those suppliers also produce components for other vehicles as well. Th e loss of the Volt will not end the viability of various suppliers, it will just change their production/market.

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 12:07 PM

Since putting the car on the market in December 2010, Chevy has sold fewer than 10,000 Volts in the US. And an estimated 20 percent were sales to government.
The government bailout was supposed to lift failed automakers back on their feet — not subsidize a Detroit lemon farm.

Of course, Obama can count on ($0.00 income tax) GE and his buddy Jeff (jobs revovery czar) Immelt, and a few dozen "progressive" state and local governments to buy-up another few thousand and pass the "costs of production" on to their customers/taxpayers.

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posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 04:07 PM
Good job cramming "alternate energy" down our throats, too, Obama. I think he's the only one that doesn't know that these stupid electric cars will be a thing of the past very very soon.

posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 06:03 PM
reply to post by jdub297

They all try to diversify into non-automotive products, but with little success.

Death by a thousand cuts.

And to the poster who was wondering why we don't make little diesels, me too. The answer might be the GM Oldsmobile diesel that was made about 1980. They modified a gas engine, had an aluminum block, steel pistons. Had some issues with dissimilar thermal expansion coef and the pistons were getting stuck in the blocks... It was really bad.

VW made diesels that were sold here in the 80's and probably still. I drove a rental car in Italy, it was called a vacation, turbo diesel, great little car.

With Fiat buying Chrysler we may see some little diesels. Will see some Fiat 500's for sure.


posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 10:13 PM
The problem with diesel in America is three fold.

1. Diesel costs between 20 and 50 cent a gallon more. It all depends on where you are.
2. The new "clean diesel" rules make it harder for the Euro-diesel engines to meet EPA standards. They actually put out 4 times the nitrogen oxide.
3. Diesel engines require stronger internal parts and devices like turbo chargers to match the same power specs as a gas car. That means paying more for a car that gives you less motor. Many times it means $1,500 or more for the same car. It feels like less value.

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