Chevrolet Volt’s marketing director, Tony DiSalle, has been offering production volumes for the electric vehicle. General Motors is to produce 10,000 Chevy Volts by the end of 2011 and 30,000 by 2012. The first year will be slower as it takes time when starting production for a new vehicle for the first time.
Sam Abuelsamid from Autoblog understands that the first year is always learning how to build the cars – the second year they can take what they already know and use that to produce more vehicles. We just hope that there is demand for the Volt by then.
GM has told Chevrolet dealers that they are all required to certain guidelines in order to sell the Volt. The first is that they have to always keep one in the showroom to show potential customers. The second is to make certain that they have a fully working 240 volt home charging station – this is so customers can test drive a fully charged Volt.
General Motors hopes that the Volt will be more popular than the Nissan Leaf, and not having to meet certain criteria as you do with the Leaf could help Chevy sell more electric vehicles.