Chevy Volt will have limited release
Recently, GM started turning a profit for the first time since 2007. It seems they’re trying to keep the ball rolling with the Chevy Volt.
GM will begin sales of its electric car at the end of the year. But, only 10,000 are set to roll of the line. To put that into perspective, GM sold 21,000 Malibus last month alone. In 2012, GM plans on increasing the production of the Volt to 30,000.
When the Volt was revealed as a concept car in 2007, a list was created on the Internet for potential buyers, sign here if you’d buy one. According to reports, the list is up to 53,000 names. But, putting your name on a list is not the same as dropping the cash for the car. GM spokesman Rob Peterson says that demand will almost certainly be higher than production.
Distribution will be in six states and Washington, D.C.
Dealers are preparing for servicing the new cars. The Volt comes with an updated OnStar system. Dealers are prepared to deal with calls addressing issues they’ve never heard before.
Nissan will release its Leaf, an electric car with a 100 mile range, to compete with the Volt. Nissan plans on producing 25,000.
While a price has not been set, dealers are taking deposits already. The expected price is around $40,000, which hits $32,000 after federal taxes credits for electric cars.