The Detroit-Hamtramck plant that builds the Chevrolet Volt will be shut down for three weeks instead of the standard two weeks this summer, and according to GM, that’s just business as usual. Even when it’s not.
According to the Detroit Free Press
“This is (a) normal part of business as managing to market demand,” GM spokeswoman Michelle Malcho said in an e-mail. Malcho confirmed that GM sold more than 2,000 Volts in March. Full sales figures will be released this morning.
Hmm. We’ve heard the whole “managing demand” thing before, in references to shutting down the plant. Let’s see how these sales figures pan out.