The current and next-generation Volt will continue to be built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant.
The Volt has not met sales expectations set in 2011 by former CEO Dan Akerson, who wanted production to hit 60,000 annually by 2012. Since the plug-in hybrid was launched in late 2010, GM has sold about 69,000. Last year, GM lowered the price by $5,000 to boost sales.
Barra would not give volume targets for the newest Volt, saying she thinks GM has learned its lessons from sharing overly optimistic sales goals.
Barra wouldn’t comment on whether the Volt is profitable; she said GM doesn’t comment on profitability of specific car lines. She also declined to say whether the sticker price of the 2015 Volt would be lower, and wouldn’t say if it would be offered in multiple models.
The first complaint about an attack ad by Michigan Democrats against 104th Candidate Larry Inman comes from where?
A political attack television ad aired in the 104th district (which covers Grand Traverse County in its entirety) is drawing an immediate call for its removal. Not from candidate Inman, but by his opponent.
An advertisement that suggests Republican Larry Inman is out of touch, voted for tuition increases as a university trustee, supports higher taxes, and is guilty by association with those who voted to raise property and pension taxes is under fire by the person who would benefit from such ads. Betsy Coffia, a Democrat who has sworn off PAC money and these types of ads says “We have committed to running a positive campaign, and we consider negative ads to be part of the problem, instead of part of the solution.”
Coffia then goes on to ask supporters to call the Democrat state party directly and ask them to remove the ads.