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    Report: GM stopping Chevy Volt production for four weeks

    This is not the first time General Motors has idled Chevrolet Volt production (see here and here) but it is perhaps the most unexpected. According to Automotive News, the Volt's Detroit-Hamtramck plant will be shut down for four weeks – from September 17 until October 15 – starting ...

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    Report: Improving Chevy Volt sales leads GM to shorten summer shutdown

    Just the other day, we heard that General Motors might extend its traditional two-week summer shutdown to three weeks for the Chevrolet Volt. But, after record Volt sales last month, we wonder how the calendar looks in Hamtramck now. We wonder because we are hearing reports that the current ...

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    Video: Lutz blasts 'right-wing talk show guys' for Volt criticism, predicts record sales in March

    Bob Lutz may no longer work for General Motors, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have the Chevrolet Volt's back. The developer of the extended-range plug-in, in an interview with Plug In America's Jeff U'Ren, blasted what he called "the right-wing talk show guys" for what he said was a ...

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    Report: GM shutting down Chevy Volt production for five weeks

    Even with the new HOV-eligible 2012 Chevrolet Volt models heading to California and sales up in February, General Motors has reportedly decided to shut down production of the plug-in hybrid for five weeks because of overall sluggish sales. With a 150-day supply of Volts sitting on dealer lots ...

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    Akerson: GM wants to build 60,000 Chevy Volts in 2012

    Yes, yes, yes. We know. There are a lot of questions out there about just how popular the Chevy Volt really is, and whether it's restricted supply or soft demand that's holding sales back. According to GM CEO Dan Akerson, though, supply won't be a problem come 2012. In the past, we're heard all ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt retail stock hits 1,361 units

    General Motors execs say production of the Chevrolet Volt will not hit a level capable of satisfying demand until the second-quarter of 2012. Despite dismal August sales of only 302 units, GM insists it's not a lack of demand that's holding the Volt back. While The General continues to blame the ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt production to hit 5,000 units a month by January

    General Motors is trailing Nissan in plug-in vehicle sales. For now. GM plans to crank up production volume of its Chevrolet Volt to 5,000 a month by January 2012, and the company might have a shot at regaining its spot atop the plug-in leaderboard. That's the opinion of Tony Posawatz, vehicle ...

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    Report: Chevrolet Volt production resumes, output rate triples

    General Motors has, once again, fired up the production lines for the 2012 Chevrolet Volt at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly facility. GM spokesman Rob Peterson told the Detroit News that, after nearly a month-long shutdown, the folks at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly are back in action and producing ...

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    Report: GM could produce Chevy Volt in South Korea if needed

    General Motors could produce the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt in South Korea through its local unit, says GM Korea's vice president of vehicle sales, service and marketing, Ankush Arora. According to the Wall Street Journal, Arora spoke at a press briefing late last week and stated:

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    Report: GM will add second shift to Volt production line later this year

    General Motor recently told us that production of the Chevy Volt will gradually increase each month of this year, and a new report from the Detroit Free Press states that this process will require a second shift at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant. GM will add about 900 to 1,000 jobs there "late this ...

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    GM says Chevy Volt sales numbers will rise in May; 10,000 deliveries scheduled for 2011

    We're not going to lie, the intense right-wing attention to our post last week about the still low sales numbers for both the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf (457 comments and counting – thanks, Drudge!) took us a bit by surprise. But given that so many new people read the piece without, ...

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    Report: GM studying how to double or triple Chevy Volt production

    Early Volts reportedly cost $40,000 to build How's your math? If you have 240,000 "potential buyers" but only 10,000 vehicles to sell them in the first year, what can you do? If you're General Motos and the item in question is the Chevrolet Volt, then you look for ways to seriously increase the ...

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    Report: Chevrolet Volt production could exceed 60,000 in 2012

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Doug Parks, General Motor's global vehicle line executive for electric vehicles, revealed that the automaker's production capacity for the Chevrolet Volt is slightly more flexible than we've been led to believe. According to ...

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    40 "non-retail salable" Chevrolet Volts have rolled off the line

    Terri Quigley, manager of General Motor's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, told GM-Volt that total production of the Chevrolet Volt has reached about 140 units, including 40 non-retail salable builds. Quigley explains that the not-for-retail sale Volts are nearly identical to the plug-in ...

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    Official: Volt production begins November 11

    General Motors confirmed this morning that November 11, 2010 has been set as the official Job 1 date for the Chevrolet Volt. The news initially reported by Translogic was verified to AutoblogGreen by GM spokesman Rob Peterson. November 2010 has always been the targeted production launch timing ...

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    GM's Larry Nitz: finding buyers for the $41,000 Volt will be easy

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's been quite a bit of chatter circulating around the Internet regarding the price of the Chevrolet Volt. Some of the noise coming in suggests that the Volt's buy price is too high, other reports hint that Chevrolet sets its ...

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    GM will increase Volt production by 50% - to 45,000 units - in 2012

    President Obama toured the General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck facility where the automaker will build (can we say "is building" yet?) the Chevrolet Volt today, and as any good PR person will surely agree, you can't let an opportunity like that go by without making an announcement of some sort. So, ...

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    Volt production pushed up to October? GM says plans "have not changed" *UPDATE

    2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res gallery
    A short while ago, Eric Evarts, the associate autos editor for Consumer Reports, tweeted the following: "Chevy Volt on-sale date now pulled forward 2 months to October, says Chairman Ed Whitacre!" We've heard rumors like this in the past, and ...

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    The bus stops here - GM readies Volt assembly plant for public tours

    2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Uninvited visitors aren't welcome yet, but General Motors is starting to prepare the Detroit-Hamtramck Volt Assembly Plant for a slew of outsiders ranging from auto enthusiasts to school children. Production of the Chevy Volt is officially ...

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    GM officially announces Flint MI production for Volt/Cruze engines

    2011 Chevy Cruze and its new 1.4L Turbo engine
    At an event in Flint MI today, GM CEO Rick Wagoner and Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm were on hand to officially announce that GM will be building its new 1.4L direct injected four cylinder engine in the city in new facilities on the campus of ...


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