General Motors has told 1,300 employees at its Detroit Hamtramck that they will be temporarily laid off for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt and its European counterpart, the Opel Ampera.I wonder if there's some Georgetown coed willing to go to Congress and ask Nancy Pelosi to have the government provide her a Volt so she can carry on with her sex life?
“Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand,” said GM spokesman Chris Lee.
Lee said employees were told Thursday that production would put on hold from March 19 to April 23.
The Chevrolet Volt, an extended-range electric car, is both a political lightning rod and a symbol of the company’s technological capability.
Chevrolet sold 1,023 Volts in the U.S. in February and has sold 1,626 so far this year.
UPDATE: Iowahawk and I are on the same wavelength:
RT @iowahawkblog: Breaking: GM Chevy Volt plant retooled to produce Sandra Fluke's birth control; 3 full time shifts added #UAW