Since announcing the Volt concept a few years ago, the voltmeter of information regarding Chevrolet’s green machine has been all over the chart. As of late, information about the hotly-anticipated EV has become more steady and consistent with a few important dates leaking out of GM in the past few days.
General Motors has recently told dealers than November 1, 2010 is Job #1 for the Chevrolet Volt. As you can imagine, production dates regarding vehicles containing the newest technology are often the best-kept secrets of many an automaker. This is, of course, due to uncertainty of internal schedules. Such internal documents are far more detailed than the ones manufacturers release to the public. For this very reason, the Volt’s production date has been a topic of wide speculation – until now!
Dealers will need to let GM know their demand by early September and will be able to begin placing orders approximately two weeks after the November 1st Job #1 date.
The launch date is still far enough in the future that the time frame could change, but it should be noted that GM is very serious about keeping publicly released deadlines – so this should stick. Another interesting side note is that the Cruze, which is currently scheduled to launch in September, is currently listed as TBD. September would still make sense, as the Cruze will be built alongside the Volt, but November could be a possibility as well (as much as we wouldn’t like that).
Stay tuned as it happens and check out our Volt high-res gallery after the break![Source: Autoblog via GM-Volt.com]