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Obama and the Chevy Volt…

October 23, 2012

And now for some Tuesday morning humor…

I’m sure everyone has heard about the electric vehicle made by Government Motors (GM), that is supposed to compete with the Toyota Prius, called the Chevy Volt.  (Disclosure: I have owned two Prius and would buy again)

Well, today we get news:

Software glitch could strand Chevy Volt drivers!!!” – FoxNews

That sounds bad…

Chevrolet is initiating a “customer satisfaction” program to fix a computer glitch that can cause the plug-in hybrid car’s electric motor to shut down while the vehicle is in motion.”

Yep, it’s bad!!  Well, how bad could it be, how many are affected?

Up to 4,000 2013 model year Volts may be affected by the problem.”

Really??  ONLY “up to 4,000”??  That is not so bad.  What???  How many have been sold, you ask?  I have not found an exact number yet, but I have been able to piece some info together:

On June 7, 2012, Edmund’s Inside Line had an article talking about the pricing of the 2013 Volt:

The 2013 Volt goes on sale in August

OK, that is a start.  Sales of the 2013 Chevy Volt begin in August

Inside EV’s has a headline:

Best Sales Month Ever For Volt, Over 2,500 Sold In August.”

2,500!!!  In the month of August!!!  ROFLMAO!!!  And this is a RECORD!!! 

But, this includes 2012 and 2013 models.  So, it is safe to assume that LESS than 2,500 2013 Volt’s were sold in August.  It is now October.  They did NOT say that September was a new record, so, it is safe to assume that LESS than 2,500 2013 Volt’s were sold in September.  I hope you can see where this is going.

So just to sum up the article:  ALL of the 2013 Volt’s, that have been sold, “may be” affected by the software glitch!! 

Thanks Obama, you are doing about as good a job running Government Motors, as you are running the country!!!