• Sep 1, 2010
General Motors confirmed this morning that November 11, 2010 has been set as the official Job 1 date for the Chevrolet Volt. The news initially reported by Translogic was verified to AutoblogGreen by GM spokesman Rob Peterson. November 2010 has always been the targeted production launch timing for the Volt, but a specific day couldn't be set until other development milestones were met.

Now that development and testing is virtually complete and certification testing is underway, production and customer deliveries will soon start unless there are any showstopping issues. Generally, dealer deliveries start about three to four weeks after Job 1, so those early models should be rolling off trucks and onto dealer lots in early December.

However, with California being one of the launch markets for the Volt, we would be surprised if GM doesn't hold some kind of event to deliver the first customer car in conjunction with the press days for the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17–18. Between now and November, the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant will continue building the pre-production units that are going into GM's captured test fleet for use by employees for real-world evaluation.

[Sources: Translogic, General Motors]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Doink !! I could of had a V8........
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can not think of any product that I have despised more without actually seeing one first. Shut up and make the darn thing and see if it sells. Hope it does. Not to me though.

      • 4 Years Ago
      So the semi truck broke down on the north-bound side of I-15 in Southern Utah on Saturday was NOT full of production Volts?? Huh...I would have flipped around and taken a few pictures of it if I had known that! I assumed it was the first truck load of production Volt's...now I'm curious where they were headed??
      • 4 Years Ago
      i would take $40k over $30k too
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope this is a success so GM can pay back the loan, but I'm not happy about my tax dollars subsidizing it.

      I want to see the real price - the one after the gov incentive ends.

      I want to see what the actual gas mileage is when the gas motor is running.

        • 4 Years Ago
        "I want to see what the actual gas mileage is when the gas motor is running."

        Translation: I want to see the gas mileage if I use the car improperly.
        • 4 Years Ago
        translation:
        I want to see the REAL COST of the Volt when not driven like an extended range EV... but DON'T YOU DARE tell me what the REAL COST of our oil-based economy is once you factor environmental, health and military expenses, and don't you bother factoring the subsidies that the oil companies get either!
      • 4 Years Ago
      finally
        • 4 Years Ago
        i know they met their release date but they made the announcement three years ago with an entirely different looking car. I thought their Volt commercials were stupid back then for advertising a product that didn't even exist at the time.

        3 years later and the Volt sounds like old new before its even available...even if they did hit their target release date
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ montoym

        Don't bother... most people think that it's only 2 clicks of a computer mouse to go from a one-off, million dollar design concept, to a full-on production model.

        The vast majority of people have NO CLUE what it takes to put a car, or anything for that matter, into production. These are the types that are simply used to waiting for the big boat from China with the latest and greatest stuff to buy already made for them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take this over a Leaf any day.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Volt is easily worth the extra 10k. You can actually go places, for one thing. I like the Leaf too but I don't think battery tech is there yet for full electric vehicles.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Considering that it's less than an hour's drive one way before you have to head home to recharge or look for a charging station that may either not exist or another "oh-so smart" Leaf buyer us already using it... I don't see how the Leaf can be justified for anything but short commutes. And I don't want to take fun little day trips in my household's other vehicle: a pickup truck which isn't exactly fuel efficient.

        And if you do think that you can get away with using a Leaf for non-commuting purposes, there will always be the unexpected "gotcha" moments. Sort of how some people try to budget their money, and there is always the "gotcha" moment where there is an unexpected expense that month.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Leaf is going to easily win over the Volt in terms of sales. GM really lost a lot of fans by hyping up a concept that looks nothing at all like the production and breaking the promise about the under $30k price. Let's hope that GM steps it up next time so we can get real competition in the EV market.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't get "range anxiety". I have a small gas powered only 4 cyl. Plus its been paid off for 10 years. I'm saving more than I ever could with the Volt and don't have to worry about "range anxiety" as autoblog likes to put it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Got extra 10K around?
        • 4 Years Ago
        i would take $40k over $30k too
      • 4 Years Ago
      A landmark car for the American auto industry.
      ladyseven
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd rather have a skate-board!
      • 4 Years Ago
      If it were me, I might have picked a date that minimizes the potential "11th Hour" cracks from the peanut gallery, but it looks like none of the GM haters or Volt haters in here ran with that one anyway.

      I wish them all the best results with this. GM has an awful lot invested in Volt and Voltec, well beyond just the immediate development costs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      nice, I'm looking forward to seeing Volts on the road! I like the Leaf too but the Volt is a superior design through and through. Its the only EV that doesn't have too worry about range while also providing pure EV travel for most of your trips. Brilliant concept.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This means that on November 11th, we can say good-bye to the constant stream of reports on the upcoming Volt production. We can then look forward to the stories on Volt recalls.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "We can then look forward to the stories on Volt recalls."

        Nope. It's made by GM, not Toyota ;)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Tough crowd. I expected to get some boos on this joke from Autoblog Green, but I see no one here has a sense of humor either.
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