That is quite interesting. It's nice to see GM offering such incentives to get dealers to move the Volts (and obviously MAKING them as well).
Originally Posted by Statik
You could get some incredible dealers just before the time period ends... even if the target amount was just 5 cars, triple that would be 15, and if the dealer is a couple days away from the deadline with 14 Volts sold, giving away the next Volt would make sense financially (of course, they wouldn't really do that; selling a Volt for $10K or $20K to that customer of 30 years would make more sense).
These deals don't help with resale value (when I got my 2011 a year ago, it was nearly impossible to find them in stock at MSRP; I'm so glad I didn't pay the $4-$5K *over* MSRP that my dealer wanted to sell his demo against the terms of the GM contract). But, I'd much rather see EVs/EREVs become less of a novelty than save a few bucks a few years from now.
Kudos to GM!
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