Whopping 125 Chevy Volts Sold Last Month

GM's electric car not exactly electrifying the country: Jonathan Last
By Sarah Whitmire,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2011 6:12 AM CDT
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson flashes the "V" for Volt after driving Volt #1 on stage at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, in Hamtramck, Mich.   (AP Photo/Tthe Detroit News , John T. Greilick)
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(Newser) – If you're in the market for a car no one else has, try the Chevy Volt. GM's July sales figures are out, and a piddling 125 Volts were sold. Writing for the Weekly Standard, Jonathan Last goes on to share his favorite bit of GM news: To keep up with demand, the car maker is ramping up production to 5,000 units each month, says a rep. GM's line is that sales of the electric car are so low because dealerships can't keep them on the lot.

They're "virtually sold out," proclaims the rep. This is "virtually true," quips Last, who cites the research done by one enterprising individual, who called GM's bluff by making phone calls to dealers. Of the first six dealers he phoned, five had Volts ready and waiting. (Read more General Motors stories.)

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