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GM wants to sell 20% more plug-in hybrids

Postmedia News -- After a 2012 that saw temporary production shutdowns due to weak demand, a report from Bloomberg says U.S. automaker General Motors wants to up its plug-in hybrid production by 20%, or 36,000 globally, for 2013.

Last year, GM sold around 30,000 copies of its Chevrolet Volt in North America (1,225 in Canada) and Opel Ampera in Europe. Later this year, GM plans to start production of the 2014 Cadillac ELR (a two-door coupe that uses the Volt’s powertrain) at the Volt’s U.S. plant.

Originally, GM had planned on selling 45,000 Volts in the U.S., but last year’s numbers rang in at less than half that total.


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Submitted Mar 09, 2013 By: Nicoalbum
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 5:57:25 AM

when the plug-ins become affordable for the rest, I'll go with one.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 5:52:28 AM

wanting and doing are still two different things...
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FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 11:21:54 AM

Ok
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imiev
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 8:55:34 AM

So lets go! What are they waiting for!
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 7:10:31 AM

High hopes!
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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:06:16 PM

Sticker price and reliability is always a factor here. And the have neither....
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 7:07:57 PM

What price incentives will they offer? That's only way they've been able to increase sales to numbers that they want, no matter the brand, model or year.
Enticement.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:10:44 PM

They seem like natural fleet cars.
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Felicia1112
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 11:52:02 AM

They are way overpriced.
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streetdesign
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 8:51:06 AM

Like the idea but they need to make it more affordable for the masses.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 8:50:58 AM

then they need to make them affordable.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 8:01:02 AM

Shoot for the moon!
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 1:29:23 AM

Volt's range is as good as any car.

Remember, it runs on gas, also, same as a hybrid. The only difference is that the gas engine only generates electricity which powers the car and charges the battery, instead of powering the car directly.
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pgerassi
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:40:06 AM

Volts are over priced and under perform.
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rap12MA
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:38:59 AM

Of course they want to sell 20% more after a dismal 2012. The question is will they?
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esquared
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:34:22 AM

The technology will have to improve to the point that I can drive at least a couple hundred miles between plug-ins before I'm marginally interested.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:33:23 AM

range isn't there.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:33:11 AM

no chance
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TBONE3
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:32:23 AM

The Volt is not proven yet. IF they make it a reliable vehicle at ab affordable price, it sure would become more appealing.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:31:21 AM

Good luck with that.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:29:44 AM

cost and a limited cruise are are its biggest drawbacks
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:29:22 AM

Good to know.
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Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:27:57 AM

It's not for me.
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:26:32 AM

They won't sell one to me.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:24:40 AM

Time will tell.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:24:40 AM

All they have to do is reduce the price and extend its range.
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sickhp
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:24:34 AM

No volt for me.
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smartdilbert
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:23:26 AM

we shall see
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:22:09 AM

will see what' it happens
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:21:39 AM

old news
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rosyLI
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:20:53 AM

What GM wants and GM gets are not the same. GM insists on selling car nobody wants.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:20:27 AM

GM would like to sell anything.
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GasholeMI
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:17:35 AM

Not for me. Who are you going to sell a used one to?
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:16:39 AM

0%
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:15:55 AM

    20% addition to a VERY SMALL number is still a VERY SMALL number.....

    as is a 50+% reduction of a VERY SMALL number

    all in all a VERY SMALL niche market product


[Edited by: iFueler at 3/10/2013 12:16:55 AM EST]
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:15:30 AM

Wishful thinking is always creative
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:14:13 AM

Hybrids are a pain & cost too much.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:14:01 AM

Drop the price!
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:12:42 AM

OLD
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:12:18 AM

Good luck.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:12:11 AM

makeit happen
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T585
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:10:55 AM

affordable prices would help
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chocolate48114
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:10:24 AM

Why on earth would GM increase production of a car that is not selling. Silly do-do's.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:09:32 AM

Sure, and I'd like a 20% pay raise too.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:09:31 AM

It's not how many you build, but how many you sell.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:09:14 AM

Gummint motors gummint logic. They want to sell but does anyone wanna buy?
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:09:04 AM

Shocking!
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:09:02 AM

$$$
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No thanks.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:08:05 AM

Too expensive, particularly in states where electricity is also pricey!
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