GM­plans its green fleet

Herald Sun - Motoring - - First Drive -

THE Volt will not go alone on GM’s range­ex­ten­der pro­gram. The com­pany is al­ready work­ing on a peo­ple mover with the same pow­er­plant technology and there will be other cars to tap the technology.

The chair­man of Gen­eral Mo­tors, Dan Ak­er­son, con­firmed a Volt-style mini-van ‘‘in the next few years’’ dur­ing the Detroit mo­tor show, and said Volt pro­duc­tion is set at 25,000 cars in 2011.

That’s more than dou­ble the orig­i­nal plan for 10,000 and be­yond Ak­er­son’s up­dated pre­dic­tion of 20,000 late in 2010.

‘‘We have been pleased and a bit sur­prised with the ini­tial de­mands, ini­tial or­ders for Volts. We don’t want to miss the op­por­tu­nity,’’ Ak­er­son said.

Volt: pro­duc­tion is set at 25,000.

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