Chevy nonetheless has 6,000 unsold final-gen Volt hybrids
The 2016 Chevy Volt guarantees to be a a lot better hybrid than its predecessor, with a lower cost and higher efficiency… and sadly for GM, that enchancment is perhaps hurting gross sales of the outgoing mannequin. The Detroit Free Press stories that there have been roughly 6,000 unsold 2015 Volts as of April, or greater than twice the two,779 that bought within the first 4 months of the yr. Gross sales are down forty six % versus the identical interval a yr in the past, and sellers seem prepared to make some critical concessions to clinch a deal. Whereas the 2015 Volt formally carries a $34,345 sticker worth earlier than tax credit, the TrueCar worth information exhibits that consumers are sometimes paying $30,607 — fairly the low cost should you’re on the lookout for an additional-environment friendly experience.
The backlog is not shocking, particularly as there are indicators that the marketplace for eco-pleasant transportation is shifting towards pure electrical automobiles. Nevertheless, GM had higher hope that the 2016 Volt proves to be extra well-liked. It wants that elevated demand to assist fund its electrical powerplants and get its Bolt EV off the bottom.