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The Chevy Volt Makes Itself Scarce This Summer

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On July 18, 2011 @ 8:24 am In automotive,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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If you want a Chevy Volt [1] this summer, you will have to fight other customers for the measly stock of 200 vehicles available nationwide while GM [2] idles its Detroit-Hamtramck [3] plant. But there is a reward for the patient – at the end of August, GM will have finished upgrading the plant to create its new 2012 line of Chevy Volts, and it plans to produce a much heftier number of the range-extended EVs [4]: 16,000 by year’s end.

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The Volt is also getting better. The Detroit-Hamtramck plant is being upgraded to offer more features on the 2012 Volt, plus a less expensive version of the car [5] with fewer options. The 149-horsepower car will start at $39,995, but with the federalĀ  tax credit, the Volt can cost as little as $32,495. Will you be lining up to buy a Volt in August? Let us know in comments.

+ GM [2]

Via Auto Evolution [6]


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[2] GM: http://www.gm.com

[3] Detroit-Hamtramck: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=detroit-hamtramck

[4] EVs: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle

[5] car: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=car

[6] Auto Evolution: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/chevrolet-volt-plays-hard-to-get-this-summer-37208.html

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