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    GM Plans To Increase Production Of Plug-In Vehicles

    By William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    February 28, 2013

    Before the Chevrolet Volt was launched, General Motor executives were making some very bold claims on production numbers, throwing numbers like 60,000 or 45,000 Volts a year. Since going into production, GM has sold 7,671 Volts in 2011 and 23,461 in 2012. Combine the Opel and Vauxhall Ampera and then you're looking around 30,000 plug-in vehicles. Now for 2013, General Motors looks to be boosting their production number, albeit more realistic.

    Bloomberg reports that General Motors is planning to boost production of their plug-in vehicles to 36,000, a 20% increase. This information comes from two sources familiar with the matter.

    Source: Bloomberg

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    Cool and Excited that they are finally expanding production, just wish they would put the VOLT power Train into a Butch CUV like the Terrain or Equinox. This would sell very well.

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    Volt, Ampera, ELR...I would think a CUV would be next...but it will probably be something unique rather than an existing CUV model...buyers of plugin hybrids want uniqueness...

    At least that would be something, right now there is nothing. I hate waiting!!! :P

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    I do not see anything too goofy coming as GM looks to keep these vehicles as much like a normal car as possible.
    GM wants it to ride, drive, feel and look as much like a normal car as possible. GM has resisted the science fair project look as well as the golf cart look.

    I see the expansion will be coming with new models and I see more coming on the Gen 2 platform.

    Other than the plug in deal they want you to feel at home in a regular car.

    No the key is to reach regular car like pricing for the slow growth market to change to a fast one. Even then growth will be limited as these are still not cars for everyone.

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