If you can’t wait to put your money down on a Chevy Volt and you live in the State of California, you’re in luck! Chevrolet announced today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show that its upcoming Volt EV will initially be made available late next year in the Golden State – the country’s largest new-car market.
Chevy will announce other lead markets for the Volt as we get closer to the launch of the much-anticipated EV. At the present time, Volt production is scheduled to commence in late 2010.
The GM Authority Take
Here we go folks! It goes without saying that the Volt is very important for The General. And we’ve just witnessed the first step by GM in bringing the Volt to market. Since the success of the Volt (and other plug-in EVs) is highly dependent on the surrounding electric infrastructure, it’s important that GM go about picking the initial launch markets carefully. A slow and steady roll-out and development of said infrastructure in the primary launch markets will ensure that Volt owners have the tools they need to refuel recharge their vehicles. In fact, Chevrolet is working with three utilities and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to tackle the whole infrastructure issue – more about this in a bit!
Check out the high-resolution gallery of the Volt after the break![Source: GM]