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GM planning to make 36,000 Volts this year, 20% more than 2012

GM planning to make 36,000 Volts this year, 20% more than 2012

GM sold about 30,000 Volts and Opel Amperas (basically a rebadged Volt) in 2012, and according to what anonymous sources "who didn’t want to be identified because the target isn’t public" told the Washington Post , the company is planning to increase that number by about 20% to 36,000 in 2013. © GM Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson has struggled to compete against more successful alternative-power vehicles such as Toyota Motor Corp.’s Prius. The CEO originally touted the Volt’s gasoline-and-electric system as the technology of the future and forecast global Volt sales of 60,000 in 2012, before settling for half that amount.(source ) I've written more about plug-in sales and sales targets here: Are plug-in cars selling badly? © GM While GM management might find it frustrating that sales are hard to predict and the global economy won't seem to pick up steam and help them a...

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