Now apparently due to strong consumer interest the company has decided to increase that second year production number by 50% to 45,000 cars.
This decision comes only days after GM announced Volt pricing and on the same day President Obama is visiting the Chevy Volt production plant at Detroit-Hamtramck Michigan (DHAM).
In fact just an hour ago, President Obama got into a Chevrolet Volt and drove it for a few feet before Secret Service agents stopped him.
“Some of you saw me drive the Volt about 12 inches; they don’t let me drive much these days,” said Obama. “Pretty smooth.”
He is addressing crowds both at the DHAM plant as well as a Chrysler plant in support of his previous decision to bail out both companies.
“A lot of people were skeptical. There were many who said we should just let the market take its course. Let GM go bankrupt. Let Chrysler go out of business,” Obama told the crowd at General Motors’ Hamtramck plant. “But I had confidence in you.”
Dealers have seen strong consumer interest stemming from Volt pricing, and GM has indicated their email interest list has exceeded 70,000 names. This is not including the 54,000 names found on the GM-Volt want list.
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