Even if the Chevrolet Volt is supposed to have a price of $40.000, GM hopes to sell around 70,000 units in its first two years of life: 10,000 plug-in electric Chevrolet Volts in 2011, the vehicle’s first full year of production, and 60,000 the following year.

Chairman Bob Lutz told the Free Press this is the goals "notional targets" and said the ramp-up may be a bit slower, with production volume expected to increase over the course of the first year to ensure that all vehicles built are safe and high quality.

While 70,000 in the first two years of production is the goal, he said, "the actual number is highly dependent on electrical component supplier capability and battery experience."

Lutz also confirmed that GM is still aiming to have the range-extended electric vehicle ready for sale by November 2010.


Source: FreeP

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  (520) posted on 06.24.2008

Toyota definitely has the advantage! they implemented the technology earlier than GM, so the next Prius will be better then this one and possible better than the Volt.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 06.23.2008

the prius at this moment is doing great in sales and imagine a new generation that will sell like burgers and dont forget toyota is pretty much good in technology and if the volt has alot of tech in it the prius will have more technology in it because toyota has always been better than GM its like a been there done that kind of thing toyota already experianced in that kind of technology and know they are refining it while GM is experimenting with it as a new model

BMWM6  (6) posted on 06.23.2008

So, in my opinion, there is no way you can determine how these cars will do solely based off company reputation. If this is an "opinion" it can’t be wrong.

AK47  (1024) posted on 06.23.2008

Who said anything about being accurate? Iam simply giving an opinion. I believe that is allowed on this site.

And... You might not have noticed but the sales of cars have a lot to do with the brands reputation. So when it comes to mileage Toyota is the number one brand. GM, well... you are gonna have to look somewhere near at the bottom of the list. And the really enviroment conscious won’t give a damn which car looks better.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 06.22.2008

Well toyota is better in quality thats an advantage so like ak47 said toyota is the one with thumbs up so far

BMWM6  (6) posted on 06.22.2008

That’s a pretty bold statement for two cars that aren’t out yet. And solely basing a car’s performance on the manufacturer’s reputation, especially one’s as innovative as the Prius and Volt probably isn’t going to be accurate.

AK47  (1024) posted on 06.22.2008

Let me see. On one side we have Toyota, known for reliability and good fuel mileage in all it’s vehicles. On the other hand GM, a company which defines the meaning of gas guzzler.

Iam pretty sure the Prius will be better.

AK47  (6) posted on 06.21.2008

That is assuming the new Prius is better than a Volt.

AK47  (1024) posted on 06.21.2008

By 2010 you will get an even better Prius so this cars’ glory will be shortlived.

AK47  (62) posted on 06.20.2008

it`s better looking than the Prius so i think people will buy it

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