This time a year ago, Chevrolet had some 2,614 out of 3,079 dealerships certified to sell the Chevrolet Volt. But sales for the vehicle have been disproportionate. For instance, 70 percent of all Volt of Chevy’s top 300 dealers accounted for all Volt sales. You don’t need a degree in mathematics to see that spending the extra money (over $5,000) for the mandatory tool and equipment costs the Volt requires could be an unrewarding business venture for many Chevy dealers.
As a result, some rural dealers (like Jim Barnard Chevrolet in Churchville, NY) are discontinuing their commitment to stock the plug-in compact sedan, according to Automotive News. Others, however, will continue their commitment in the vehicle, as GM looks to introduce more plug-in vehicles in the future.