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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-22-2010, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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General Motors Targeting 150,000 EVs by 2015 Says CEO

General Motors is working on a plan to more than triple sales of electric cars in the near future says company CEO Dan Akerson. According to a report by Automotive News, Akerson wants to reach this goal by the middle of the decade. Arguably, tripling sales of GM's current EVs (ie. the Chevy Volt) wouldn't be all that hard, but Akerson is setting as a goal triple the output of what is forecasted for 2012 a rather significant 45,000 units.

In previous statements GM has said it will build 10,000 Volt models next year, jumping to that 45,000 number in 2012.

To achieve this goal GM is rumored to be working on several new products using the Voltec powertrain, including an MPV based on the Chevy Orlando (called the Volt MPV5) which was first shown at the Beijing Auto Show last year, as well as a version of the Cadillac SRX crossover. In addition, GM will also sell the Volt in other markets as the Opel Ampera.

Helping promote Volt sales for now is a $7,500 tax credit (along with additional credits for certain regions, like California). That, however, will dry up once GM manages to move 200,000 EVs although that target could still be a long way off

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010, 06:22 PM
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This shouldn't be too hard for GM to do. After all they are one of the first to take the plunge into the EV car market with a successful (so far) car like the Volt. Also given a 4 year span to sell 150 000 EV's is nothing but possible.
All we need now are electric car charging stations, and a lot of them or else no one will buy these EV cars.
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