GM may not be releasing the much-awaited Chevrolet Volt as soon as originally planned, but the production process is moving right along. Today the automaker rolled out its first Volt using production tooling, with positive results. Everything went well — no issues with workers, tooling methods, or factory layout.

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There was one potential issue, however — the Volt started on the production line on Monday. In other words, it took 3 days to build one vehicle. Production speed will undoubtedly increase by the time the Volt is released in November, but the initial slowness shows just how precarious dry runs can be.

No word on the potential cost for the Volt, but it’s unlikely that the vehicle will undercut the competing all-electric Nissan Leaf, set to cost just $25,280.

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Via USA Today