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Oh god. I can picture the company meeting now.

I know you've all put in a lot of long hours building these cars and making us all filthy rich. So we have some good news. You'll all get to spend the holidays with your families! Because we're firing you. Right now. GTFO.
 

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Volt is not high inventory, mostly Cadillacs and Buicks.
Volt shows ~7100 inventory on Cars.com, That's 4-5+ months looking forward as Jan - Mar are typically slow months. Also Detroit-Hamtramck will be shutdown for some of January to help reduce the high inventory levels passenger cars GM has.
 

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Oh god. I can picture the company meeting now.
Don't feel too bad for them, while on layoff they get unemployment and "supplemental unemployment benefits" or SUB pay.
Could see this coming, 20% off 2017 Impalas, factory cash on Corvettes, etc. etc.
 

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Volt shows ~7100 inventory on Cars.com, That's 4-5+ months looking forward as Jan - Mar are typically slow months. Also Detroit-Hamtramck will be shutdown for some of January to help reduce the high inventory levels passenger cars GM has.
Um The Volt has been selling north of 2K per month. So that is about 3.5 months inventory. Which is considered industry ideal.

This scale back has little to do with the Volt itself and more to do with the Impala and Lacrosse. With the Canadian dollar low GM has likely shifted most Impala production to it's primary manufacturing site in Oshawa. And the Lacrosse and CT6 while selling decent are not huge volume sellers.

As for Lansing Grand river facility all the vehicles produced there (ATS, CTS, Camaro) are all selling well below expectations.
 

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Well according to Inside EV, plug-in sales are increasing year over year.

Interesting part about the article is that the Prius Prime price will be below the regular Prius (after incentives). No doubt these Prius Primes will surge to the top of the plug-in best seller list esp w/ Toyota's marketing machine driving sales.
 

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Toyota will demonstrate what plug-in sales can be when their entire dealer network is actively selling the car. Chevy could see Volt sales soar if all their dealers sold the car. With the addition of Bolt EV, setting up each dealer to sell and service EV's should be easier now than 5 years ago. But Chevy should provide the initial service equipment and training at no cost to the dealer-- perhaps costing them less than advertising would. (if they ran any ads any more....)
 

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Don't feel too bad for them, while on layoff they get unemployment and "supplemental unemployment benefits" or SUB pay.
Could see this coming, 20% off 2017 Impalas, factory cash on Corvettes, etc. etc.
Yeah but this plant is in Detroit. Not exactly the job market I'd want to be in.
 

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Good news! They all recently received a certificate of one jam or jelly of the month, for an entire year!

With all joking aside... that seriously is a real bummer.
 

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Could be - I see used car prices coming down in my area and there are some pretty nice cars to be had at good deals. That's cars mind you, trucks and large SUV's still seem to command a higher premium, but I am in Texas which is truck country. It's what happens when you're selling relatively expensive cars that depreciate 50% the second you drive off the lot. Take the Volt, there are tons of 2011 and 2013 models in my area with less than 50K miles on them for under $15K - less than half of what they were new. Given our relatively poor economy at the moment, how many people can afford $35K or so for a car? That's the problem with the electrics, they're so expensive and cost prohibitive for many people who would like to drive them. The few that I've been able to find that are very affordable (Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi iMiev) are known to have battery problems and nobody wants them. I almost picked up a Leaf for $7500, but I ended up finding out about their battery pack issues before I took the plunge (as the one I was looking at was one of the ones suffering from dropped bars). Of course you have Sondors trying to come up with a $10K electric car now, but I seriously doubt they are going to be able to pull it off.
 

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Oh god. I can picture the company meeting now.

I know you've all put in a lot of long hours building these cars and making us all filthy rich, and we paid you a good wage to do so. So we have some good news. You'll all get to spend the holidays with your families! Because we're firing you. Right now. GTFO.

There, fixed that for you.:p
 
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