They can’t give this piece of junk away.
General Motors is halting, for a month, the manufacture of its well-known but seldom-sold Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, according to trade publication Automotive News.
It would be the second interruption in production for the Volt, which can go 38 miles on battery power before needing a recharge from its gasoline engine or via a plug-in.
Automotive News, citing unnamed sources, reports the Detroit-Hamtramck plant will suspend production from Sept. 17 until Oct. 15. Leaders of the UAW told the plant’s 1,500 union workers about the scheduled downtime last week, the source said.
Well, that does give them more time to hit the campaign stump for Obama. They should be honored for the privilege.
Obama, meanwhile, plans to buy one when he’s out of office, assuming they’re still in production next January.
“But I liked sitting in it,” he said to laughter from conference attendees. “It was nice. I’ll bet it drives real good. And five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself.”