GM accelerates plans to bring the Chevy Volt to Americans

January 28, 2011 12:00 AM

With all the hoopla surrounding electric vehicles (EV) this season and an increase in demand, General Motors have announced plans to release the Chevrolet Volt across America by the end of 2011.

By accelerating the distribution of the EV, Americans in every state will be able to become greener drivers and GM will be able to compete against Nissan and other automakers planning their own big 2011 EV distribution, said Rick Scheidt, American vice president of Chevrolet marketing in a statement.

"The Volt is clearly bringing new customers to Chevrolet," said Harry E. Criswell III, president and owner of Criswell Chevrolet, in Maryland. "We are seeing 10 to 15 customers a week who are seriously considering buying a Volt. Many of them own competitive brands and now have a Chevy on their shopping list because of the Volt."

Already, the Volt is in states like California, Texas, New York and Connecticut. By the third quarter, deliveries will begin in Maryland, Oregon, Washington and Florida, among others.

The Chevy Volt has won the 2011 North American Car of the Year, the Motor Trend 2011 Car of the Year, and Green Car Journal's 2011 Green Car of the Year, among countless other awards.

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