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It looks like the Chevy Volt‘s fortune might just be turning around; General Motors has announced that it will resume production of the plug-in hybrid on April 16, a week earlier than anticipated. The Volt’s earlier low sales figures were compounded by aggressive politicization during the Republican primaries. As sales lagged behind expectation, GM announced a five week halt in production at its Detroit Hamtramck plant, which began on March 19. But as production idled, sales of the Volt jumped; in March 2,289 units were delivered in the U.S. – a staggering 277% increase compared to the same month last year. With hopes that sales of the Volt will soon total 3,000 cars per month, Mark Reuss, president of GM North America told attendees of the New York International Auto Show, “We are meeting supply and demand… It’s not just the Volt. It’s everything.”

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