Starting in December, General Motors plans to idle Chevrolet Volt production in hopes of matching consumer demand with supply. Although sales have increased for the vehicle in the past year, the company's sales are still far below GM's original expectations. The Volt is more expensive than hybrids, and with an electric range of just 38 miles (though the total range is around 379 miles), it's tough to justify the higher price tag. In the following video, industrials editor Brendan Byrnes talks the electric-vehicle landscape and its winners and losers.
Originally joining The Motley Fool in 2011 as editor of the Industrials sector, Brendan is now based in New York City where he interviews executives, authors, and influential people from across the investing and business world. He also provides analysis for Fool.com.
- Aug 28, 2012 at 12:00AM