GM increases Chevy Volt production to 60,000 in 2012

GM increases Chevy Volt production to 60,000 in 2012

The current position of the Chevrolet Volt on the US market is difficult to be determined and, although the market data which would show the effect of the government investigation into a potential fire risk have not been revealed yet, it appears that the GM's extended-range EV is experiencing a great period. Possible production figures have continously raised rumours since the car model was launched, ranging from 35,000 to 120, 000 units, but the demand does not look to be around these figures as GM only managed to deliver 6,142 Volts, a figure which goes way beyound the announced figures. There is no doubt that they will miss the sales target of 10,000 to 12,000, while December will be definitely marked by the battery fire woes of customers. According to GM CEO Dan Akerson, the supply does not represent an issue this year as they are going to make 60,000 units next year, adding that Prius did a lot less than that in its second year. By the end of this summer, they are expecting expecting a considerable drop in the cost of production of the Volt.


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