Selling 25 Chevrolet Volts a Month
Jeff D'Ambrosio Chevrolet in Oxford is not afraid to display new tech to their employees, their customers, or anyone interested in checking out a new Chevrolet electric vehicle like Chevrolet Volt.
It's a strategy that pays off, as one franchise in Michigan sells 25 electric cars every month with such practices. Chevy Volt sold 2289 units in March 2012; so far this is its best month.
Funny enough, most Volt cars are leased, not purchased outright. Based on the EV's $41,000 MSRP, a driver can lease the electric car, with help from subsidizing and $7500 off the price of a green car, for about $300 a month.
Selling EV is an uphill battle, one GM is tackling: "Just last week, for instance, the consensus of auto-industry executives at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit was that such vehicles are likely to remain confined to a niche of under 10 percent of the U.S. market through 2025 and beyond," said Forbes.com, about the future of electric vehicles.1
Alan Batey of Chevrolet said a handful of dealers around the country, "have really gotten after it and created some momentum" around Volt sales.2
The best way to get over any apprehension of driving an electric car like Volt is to come and take it for a test drive at Jeff D'Ambrosio Chevrolet in Oxford.