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#1 They aren't lacking in production, but sales. This is a fact. I work for a company that makes critical volt battery parts. This is not a production or even a supply problem. It's a lack of demand problem. Period.
#2 You want to know what kind of jobs battery manufacturing infrastructure created? Ok: Approximately 75 minimum wage no benefit temp jobs for the battery component supplier, and a handful of maintenance guy jobs at the GM plant that makes the battery. That's it.
This car is substantially overpriced, which is why GM has gone repeatedly to its volt parts suppliers and asked for an insane reduction in part costs. Far more than what an auto company would normally ask after a production launch and system fill.
This was a massive waste of time and taxpayer money. It's a car birthed of political bribery and crony capitalism.
You don't have to take my word for it though. In another year one of us is going to be right, and the other is going to look like a fool...
FUN FACT: The special material that goes into the Volt batteries is already produced in china. It's shipped over here then assembled by minimum wage American workers. Soon it'll all be done over there. Even an unskilled, poorly educated minimum wage American worker is more expensive than a chicom peasant slave laborer..
The company hired 75 temp workers at minimum wage, no benefits, insurance or even raises in the last couple years. No chance of getting hired in full time. Oh and by the way, if even a single hair gets into the battery it can fry the entire cell. GM's assembly line for the battery is completely automated; only a couple maintenance guys to monitor the robots. Even the material handling is done by robotic hi-lo's. In short, we all got shafted on this deal, not that anyone should be surprised...
Oh yeah I forgot to add: GM shared its proprietary research info with the chicoms in order to get access to sell the volt's over there, so within a year or two there will be a chicom version of the battery tech, and the components will all, almost certainly be built over there.
So, him moving around proves nothing. At the end of the day you have two large union stormtroopers fighting with one, much smaller man, who was injured. In my state, two-on-one alone would have ensured a conviction.
"Millions have been displaced internally and externally, living in refugee camps where the government continuous its coercions." ~ That's just grammatical laziness.
Again, not trying to be a dick, just don't want the "Big" sites to look "amateurish".