• Sep 1st 2010 at 10:59AM
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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.

[Source: Translogic, General Motors]


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      • 8 Months Ago
      Damn. I thought it would be earlier than that. Not many people will be getting them this year then I guess.
      • 8 Months Ago
      they had plenty of opportunity to be early with this car but decided to be late?
      first cars in december
      • 8 Months Ago
      "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."


      Thank you for creating a thread about the ACTUAL start day of production. I'm sure lots of others will now be able to sleep.

      Will every blog on the planet continue to create threads about every minute detail of the Volt after this date? For example, Volt decides to use Bridgestone instead of Michelin tires. I hope all the blog continue to cover every aspect of the Volt like they have for the past several years.
        BipDBo
        • 8 Months Ago
        I'm not sure it's any bigger than your hamster.
        BipDBo
        • 8 Months Ago
        No, this is big news that all car blog readers should be excited about.

        November 11th will mark the official day that we will cease hearing stories on the upcoming Volt production. After November 11th, we can look forward to constant updates on Volt recalls.
        • 8 Months Ago
        But you must admit, this is nowhere near as bad as the other Volt puffery articles.
        • 8 Months Ago
        Holy schnikey dude. What size hamster crawled up your butt this morning?

        We live in a world where the capacity and bandwidth for sharing information is huge, larger than it's ever been in recorded history. And I'd much rather live in this world than one where information is difficult to come by. Sure, it means I have to navigate past a lot of articles that don't interest me, but I find that's a fair tradeoff for being able to find whatever minutiae appeals to my quirky brain. But hey, if you want to keep trying to fine tune the rest of the world so that it suits your interests, you keep right on waving that ranting-old-man-flag.
        BipDBo
        • 8 Months Ago
        No one has a sense of humor today. Maybe there's been a mass infestation of hamsters.
      • 8 Months Ago
      I just hope that the demand encourages GM to build more than 10,000 in 2011. They have already stated that by the middle of 2011 they will switch to producing Gen II Volts so they aren't wasting any time on the development aspect of the Volt. GM appears to have built a phenomenal car, but then they decided to overprice it and to build too few of them. I wouldn't have thought that that combination would be possible, but the demand for the Volt looks to be so huge that GM can pull off a combination that would otherwise make no sense whatsoever. I fervently hope that GM priced the 2011 Volt that high to discourage dealer markups, knowing that they would be able to find 10,000 early adopters willing to pay a premium. And that once the demand starts to cool at $41,000 MSRP (say January 2012) they will reduce the price of the car to $37,400.
      • 8 Months Ago
      This is U.S. A well planned and executed project. I bet they sell like hotcakes.
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