When we arrived at General Motors' Michigan battery plant in Brownstown Township this afternoon, we were greeted by the sight of the first-ever red Chevrolet Volt. This "Victory Red" example is one of between 30 and 40 manufacturing validation vehicles built so far at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. Those cars were preceded by about three dozen production verification cars built since late March of this year. This particular example was built about one week ago.
In the next two to three weeks, General Motors will start building so-called "salable" Volts which will go into the captured test fleet for GM employees to accumulate miles and catch any last minute glitches before the cars enter full production in November.
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