General Motors to fast track 2011 Chevrolet Volt Electric car sales in the US this year

By on Jan 28, 2011 in Automobile, Business, United States Comments

General Motors (GM) aims to sell its award winning Chevrolet Volt electric car throughout the United States by the end of 2011, as announced by chief designer Ed Welburn on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in a speech at the Washington, D.C. auto show. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt, sold at $41,000, was named North American Car of the Year.

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GM has revised it previous plan of distributing Volt in every US state next year. They are targeting to manufacture 10,000 units of Volt this year. GM is trying to find ways to increase production of its key models that include the Volt, Equinox, Cadillac SRX and GMC Terrain.

Last December 2010, GM started the sales of Volt in California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., and Texas. Michigan is the next US state that is scheduled to sell the 2011 Volt.

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt reportedly runs up to 35 miles using only its battery power.

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