[Ed. – When you can’t even define the problem, you have, well, a problem.]
If Ralph Nader contended that the Corvair was “unsafe at any speed,” then I contend that the ObamaCar demand has reached it’s apex and is “unwanted at any price.”
That might be because no one can actually tell buyers what it might cost to replace the batteries in the car.
Continues the AutoblogGreen:
We called up Keyes Chevrolet in Los Angeles and were quoted a broad price range of between $3,400 and $34,000 to replace a “drive motor replacement battery” in a 2012 Volt. Tellingly, perhaps, the dealer we spoke with was not sure what replacing a ‘drive motor replacement battery’ (and the ‘Grade B’ version, at that) entails, and told us we’d have to bring a Volt in to see what’s wrong with the pack to get a real estimate. We got the same confusion and numbers to replace the battery from Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We asked GM to clarify what this $34,000 charge includes, but that information was not forthcoming.
GM’s hilarious official response to this was a non denial denial: “The high end of what you provided is not consistent with what we would expect the customer to pay,” says Kevin Kelly, manager of electrification technology communications for General Motors.
And that’s the ObamaCar problem.
GM actually has manager responsible for “electrification technology communications”?