GM to build 10,000 Volts in first year
During a live webchat, Tony DiSalle, the market director for the Chevrolet Volt, announced the production numbers for the first two years. Talking to Autoblog, DiSalle said that GM plans to build 10,000 Volts by 2011 and than 30,000 by the end of 2012.
Dealers will have to meet certain criteria in order to sell the eagerly awaited Volt. For example, every dealer must have at least one-demonstrator vehicle so customers can test drive it. The dealers must also have a 240-volt home charging station to keep the cars fully powered. GM will also find certain dealers to service the electric car.
In order to buy the Volt, you won’t have to be pre-qualified like you would for the Nissan Leaf. So it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a 240-volt home charging station, you can still have GM’s electric sedan. Maybe you can ask your neighbor to use their power so you can drive to work.
Anyone can buy a Volt, which is part of the reason why it might sell fairly well. Although, to get the most out of the car, you might want to be sure you live near an outlet, in order to keep it charged. That would be the smart thing to do.