- Jun 25, 2009
REPORT: Chevy Volt will be built, sold in China
Chevrolet Volt Integration prototype - click above for high res image gallery
The Chevy Volt is, as has been repeatedly said, the car that could save GM. With the auto market in China poised for expansion (at some point), it's no surprise that The General is thinking of making and selling the extended-range electric vehicle (ER-EV) there. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that GM will indeed build the Chevy Volt in China, but that all the Volts built in China will remain in China. Think of it as the Vegas of car sales. After initial production begins at GM's Hamtramck plant and export demand exceeds production there, GM will likely build Volts around the world for local markets. In the meantime, engineering and pre-production work on the Volt is taking place ahead of schedule.
[Source: Detroit Free Press]