First Chevrolet Volts on Their Way to Customers

Chevrolet has begun shipping the newly-launched Volt to dealerships in the country, so the first buyers should receive their cars in a few days, the company said in a statement. The first to receive the Volt are customers in California, Texas, Washington D.C. and New York, with a total of 160 vehicles to be shipped to these markets from the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant.

“Today is a historic milestone for Chevrolet,” said Tony DiSalle, Volt marketing director. “We have redefined automotive transportation with the Volt, and soon the first customers will be able to experience gas-free commuting with the freedom to take an extended trip whenever or wherever they want.”

Chevrolet Volt has a starting price of $41,000, or $33,500 net of full federal income tax credit. However, General Motors is offering some other financing options, as the company will lease the Volt for as low as $350 for 36 months and a down payment of only $2,500.

GM will deliver the Volt together with a 120-volt charge cord and the possibility for you to be one of the 4,400 buyers to receive a free 240-volt charging station, including home installation. Future owners will also be assisted by phone or Internet 24/7.

The US-based carmaker hopes the Volt will grow in popularity in 2011, so the company has already sketched its production plans for the next 12 months. It appears that General Motors will boost Volt production to up to 10,000 Volts in 2011, while the output will reach 20,000 units per year in 2012.
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