Is Chevrolet Volt Sales Numbers being Manipulated?
This is like getting a first row of seating without having to dish out for the tickets. The Christian Science Monitor is the newest to weigh on the sensed success or failure of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in hybrid. We can now give more that publishing to the list of those who reckon the vehicle a success.
To be honest, the Christian Science Monitor had a tailwind here, as its column was done by John Voelcker of Green Car Reports, who named out several other publishing’s, especially Forbes, for driving the car also the way General Motors advertise it.
As was showed by an AutoblogGreen reader lately, in and out of August, the Chevrolet Volt has sold nearly 50% of around 260 light-duty car variants offered in the U.S., involving the Audi A6, BMW 7-series, as well as Lexus RX 400h also the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and CT 200h hybrids. In truth, the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Prius, as well as Hyundai Sonata Hybrid were the only alt-fuel cars to defeat the Volt’s sales. So, in case the Volt is a dud, then so are 50% the cars on the merchant’s lots right now.
In the previous week, a Forbes piece stated that GM is falsifying its sales figures. Forbes writer Patrick Michaels impeached GM of “giving away rent-a-Volts” to blow up the Chevrolet Volt sales figures to set a record at 2,831 units in the previous month. Michaels also advert to the latest study which the Department of Defense will purchase 1,500 Volts, calling such a buying a “scam” by the U.S. official. We in a breathless manner will wait for GM’s September sales numbers for the Volt, which is will be released next week, and of course, the ensuing grandiosity.