“The Volt did and continues to do great things for the brand,” said Chevrolet marketing chief Tim Mahoney.
Only one of 12 vehicles earns “good” rating in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety test.
GM is suspending production of the Volt for five weeks – laying off 1,300 workers – in order to “match production with demand,” which means no one’s buying them.
The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf got top safety ratings in some of the first-ever tests of electric cars by an insurer-funded research group.
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt got another marketing jolt Monday, named North American Car of the Year at the auto show in Detroit.
The Chevy Volt isn’t a typical hybrid. It has an electric motor.