Guys (and gals, if any), I started a separate thread here:
Which is strictly on its merits, please no political discussion, but your insight otherwise very much welcomed.
Basically, I think it looks like a great car, nice concept, electric and "hybrid" etc all that, only thing maybe is price. But tons of people around the world would still buy it. I think something is whack with the marketing.
Anyway, have at it, with the caveat above about non-political discussion.
Personally, I don't give a f*** about the political this-or-that. It seems like on its merits the ~sales~ of 100,000 a year globally are very possible.
I think it's a problem with GM and its fractious Vauxhall / Opel/ Holden management.
This is the kind of thing that Steve Jobs could market and distribute with one eye closed.
Something seems off. Price is not an issue. Just like the price of Macs.
Anyway here's the Australian version of the Chevy Volt "ad" [explanation video]... Some people say its better than the US version (ignoring accent differences). Please comment:
You can't talk about the Volt without talking about the politics. The government rescued GM so the democrats could save their union members. The US government still owns a billions dollar stake in the company and need the stock price to rise to not take a huge lose. At the same time the democrats are spiking the tax break when you buy a Volt to over $10,000. There may also have been in an illegal $18 billion forgiveness of corporate taxes for GM. Plus also the battery companies that Obama sunk billions into are filing for bankruptcy.