Government Motors has stopped production of its semi-electric Volt.
That's because sales are lagging.
So GM has laid off 1,300 workers. The basic problem is that the Volt seems to lack spark with consumers.
The car was ballyhooed by Obama and was supposed to be a game changer. It was supposed to use electricity backed by a gas engine to reach 230 miles per gallon.
With gas prices hovering at $4 a gallon and predicted to go to $5, you would think the Volt would be selling faster than cotton candy at a kindergarten convention.