General Motors may have fallen just short of its 2012 goal for combined sales of the Chevrolet Volt and Opel/Vauxhall Ampera, the company continues to predict that sales for its plug-in hybrid products will grow in 2013. And rightfully so, as Volt sales did manage to triple in 2012 compared to 2011, selling precisely 23,461 units in the United States, and 89 percent more in January 2013 than the same time a year ago.
There’s also the addition of the Cadillac ELR, which has the Volt’s propulsion system, but with more power, to help sales climb. Specifically,The General anticipates as much as a 20-percent growth, or as many as 36,000 units globally, according to insiders whispering to Automotive News.
Doable? Considering the growth pattern, definitely.