General Motors sold 2,289 Chevrolet Volts in March — its best month yet. Because of this, production is set to kick-start once again on April 16, a week earlier than previously planned. The automaker had originally planned to halt production from March 19 through April 23, in order to level the vehicle’s supply with market demand. Notably, just about every GM plant has been doing this. But because it’s the Volt we’re talking about here, people are interested. Essentially, this cancels out the extended shutdown we’re told is planned for the Detroit-Hamtramck plant this summer.
Meanwhile, chief executive officer Dan Akerson has high hopes for the future. He believes that the public is beginning to warm back up to the car, after being thrown into a negative spotlight over a controversial fire incident that involved the NHTSA and Congress.
“We hope to get up to 3,000- plus in the coming months and are certainly positioning it,”Akerson told Bloomberg. Here’s to hoping.