Sales of the Chevrolet Volt plunged 31.7 percent last month, once again raising questions about demand for the high-profile, extended-range electric vehicle.
It's the kind of drop in sales that will raise eyebrows, with many in the automotive press focused on comparing the Volt to other electric vehicles—and to the lofty sales expectations General Motors once set for the car.
But Kurt McNeil, head of U.S. sales at GM, dismissed suggestions the Volt is struggling.
"The Volt is still in real good shape," he said. "If you look, we sold a little over 2,000 units; 99 percent of that was all retail business."
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To be fair, Volt sales last month were being compared with October 2012, which was the second-best month in the car's sales history.