General Motors will launch the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle in all 50 states by the end of the year, rather than limiting sales to a half-dozen markets as previously planned.
Chevrolet Volts have been delivered to customers in the Washington D.C. area, as well as California, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Texas. Customer deliveries in Michigan begin this spring.
Customers nationwide will be able to order Chevrolet Volts with participating dealers beginning in the second quarter. Deliveries will begin in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii in the third quarter.
During the fourth quarter, Chevrolet expects to deliver Volts in all 50 states.
GM plans to make 10,000 Volts at its Detroit Hamtramck plant this year, but GM’s CEO Daniel Akerson recently said GM would increase Volt production this year to 25,000 units.