right-side-up Wrote:
Sep 11, 2012 10:27 PM
This analysis is seriously flawed. You consider all the costs -- the development costs, tooling, unit production, and marketing. But you only consider a tiny fraction of the income generated: what consumers paid to buy these cars. Producing a green car like the Volt was one of the conditions for GM to get $50 billion in government bailout money. Dividing $50 billion by 22,000 cars sold means GM received about $2.3 million per car! This may well make the Volt the most profitable car any auto company has ever made.