Detroit, Michigan – Chevrolet will build 10,000 Volt extended-range vehicles by the end of the 2011 calendar year, ramping up to 30,000 the following year, the company has confirmed.
Marketing director Tony DiSalle said that the first retail sales will be in California, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas. In the first quarter of 2011, sales will extend to Michigan, New Jersey, Connecticut, and the remainder of Texas and New York.
Additional markets will be added as production volume increases, with the Volt available in all 50 states from 12 to 18 months after the initial launch.
Before receiving Volts for retail sales, dealers will be required to complete specialized sales and service trailing, and install 240-volt charging stations at the dealership. Chevrolet expects to have nationwide service coverage available through authorized Volt dealers during the 12- to 18-month national rollout.