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August 22, 2009

REPORT: GM could build 70,000 Chevy Volts a year

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2011 Chevy Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

The most recent estimates indicate that GM plans to make 200-400 Chevy Volts in 2010 and then about around 10,000 in 2011. These numbers are down significantly from predictions a few years ago of 60,000 Volts in the first year. CNET, though, thinks that the actual number of plug-in hybrids, like the Volt, that will use LG Chem’s lithium-ion packs that GM can make a year is actually 70,000. CNET is also willing to put a price on the Voltec system’s pack: $8,000.

These numbers come from analysis of GM’s new, $43 million battery plant in Brownstown Township, south of Detroit (thanks, $2.4 billion stimulus package!) and what it’s capable of producing. Pilot production will start at the Brownstown plant in the first quarter of 2010.

Gallery: 2011 Chevy Volt

[Source: CNET]

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