In three weeks of production GM has sent 3005 chassis to the paint shop! GM only reached this production pace for a short time in October so it is a first for GM to be building this many Volts for an extended period. The problem with this data is it doesn't say where these Volts are going. Some are going to Europe as Amperas, some are going to Canada as Volts, and about a quarter of them are going to sold as fleet cars. Do fleet deliveries count as "US deliveries" in the announcements we have been watching this past year? I am pretty sure they do, but not positive. Obviously Amperas won't count as US deliveries, but neither do Canadian Volts, I believe.
So here is hoping that production started soon enough for 1,000 Volts to be sold in February and maybe improved Californian sales will help GM sell 1700+ in March! I am still hoping to see these numbers match up to the 60k Volts per year they talked about before, so if you see 5,000 per month next week you will know GM is putting its money where its mouth is, but realistically, they are awfully close to a 60k production rate now.
8/1 - C440 - building around 150 per week (first 100 were test cars)
8/23 - C1736 - building around 420 per week
09/1 - C3032 - building around 500 per week
10/3 - C4260 - around 273 per week for Sept
10/17 - C6992 - around 1366 for each of the first 2 weeks of Oct
10/25 - C8129 - around 995 for the third week of Oct
11/1 - C8996 - around 873 for the fourth week of Oct
11/8 - C9508 - around 512 for the first week of November
11/16 – C10253 – around 745 for 8 days (rate of 652 per week)
11/19 - C10372 – 119 in 3 days (rate of 278 per week)
11/26 - C10921 - 549 in 7 days
11/30 - C11581 - 660 in 4 days (rate of 1155 per week) or 1209 in 11 days (rate of 769 per week)
12/19 – C13071 - 1490 in 19 days (rate of 549 per week)
12/27 -- C13775 - 704 in 8 days (rate of 616 per week, 704 wkly if you take off a day for Christmas)
01/04 – C13775! – 0 in 8 days
02/05 – C13775! – 0 in 38 days
02/17 -- C15710 -- 1935 in 12 days! It looks like they built nearly 2000 in two weeks!
02/24 -- C16780 -- 3005 in 19 days but they haven't been building on weekends so...