GM: Volt virtually sold out
Americans are buying 14 Chevrolet Volts a day. That's word from Detroit today, where General Motors announced it's effectively sold out of the 2011 model year. GM has built 4,488 2011 Volts at its Hamtramck plant, and is selling 440 a month, according to the Detroit Free Press.
That's a bit of a surprise. I could be missing a huge ad campaign somewhere, as we roll across the country in a Volt, but I get the impression that GM has soft-pedaled Volt advertising. Apparently, even if the company is, people are snapping up the Volt.
According to the Detroit Free Press:
"GM is increasing production of the Volt to build a total of 16,000 this year and 60,000 next year, with some badged as the European Opel Ampera. CEO Dan Akerson has said GM may eventually build more than 100,0000 a year.
"Nissan expects to deliver about 10,000 Leafs to Americans this year, the same as the number of Volts that General Motors plans to sell to customers in this country.