GM sold only 26 EVs in Q4 of 2021, Elon Musk reacts with sarcastic Tweet
Space X and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is known for his cryptic or sarcastic social media posts. This time, the tech billionaire took a dig at US-based automaker General Motors (GM) which sold only 26 electric vehicles (EVs) during the fourth quarter of 2021.
Twitter handle @teslaownerSV had tagged Elon Musk and tweeted, GM sold 26 electric vehicles in Q4’21.
GM sold 26 electric vehicles in Q4’21. 🤯🤯🤯 @elonmusk
— Tesla Silicon Valley Club (@teslaownersSV) January 4, 2022
Responding to the tweet, Musk said, “room to improve“.
Room to improve …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 5, 2022
As noted by GM, the company sold a total of 26 electric vehicles in the fourth quarter. These comprised 25 Chevy Bolts and one Hummer EV pickup truck, reports Teslarati.
This was quite interesting considering that GM made it a point to announce last month that Hummer EV customer deliveries were already starting, the report said.
“The first 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickups have been produced at Factory ZERO, and customer deliveries will now begin,” GM said in a statement last month.
“The revolutionary GMC super-truck represents the first of many Ultium-based consumer vehicles to be produced as part of General Motors’ vision for an all-electric future,” it added.
While it is no surprise that GM’s EV sales numbers took a hit in the fourth quarter of 2021 due to Bolt‘s ongoing recall and the vehicle’s production halt, the single Hummer EV sale was still quite surprising, the report said.
Last year, GM recalled every Bolt electric vehicle that it made since 2016, a total of 141,000 units. The automaker had in October said battery supplier LG Chem would cover the $1.9 billion cost related to the battery module that led to the massive recall.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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