PHOTO CAPTION: Chevrolet Volt in dealership showroom.

Some Chevy Dealers Rejecting Volt Allotments

Dealer orders are down, GM admits, noting that many have been waiting for a resolution to the NHTSA investigation of battery fires.

Published: 26-Jan-2012

DETROIT -- Some Chevrolet dealers are turning down Volts that General Motors wants to ship to them, a potential stumbling block as GM looks to accelerate sales of the plug-in hybrid.

For example, consider the New York City market. Last month, GM allocated 104 Volts to 14 dealerships in the area, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Dealers took just 31 of them, the lowest take rate for any Chevy model in that market last month. That group of dealers ordered more than 90 percent of the other vehicles they were eligible to take, the source said.


Chevrolet Volt retails for US$40,280 before tax incentives

Company has delivered total of 550 demo units to dealers in move to raise awareness of the electric hybrid.

GM worker helps complete assembly of Chevrolet Volt electric hybrid.

About 16,000 Volts will be built this year and 60,000 in 2012, according to GM, as it prepares for possibility of $120 oil prices.

Workers assemble Chevrolet Volt at Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

Prior to shut-down of Detroit-Hamtramck plant for equipment upgrades during month of June 2011, some 3,300 Chevrolet Volts will be have been produced


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