General Motors has said time and again that it will not delay the introduction of the Chevy Volt here in the United States, despite growing concerns that the automaker's financial difficulties could put the project in danger. Barring any major problems with the vehicle's development, GM believes Volt sales should begin in November of 2010. Now, GM-Volt.com quotes Volt vehicle line director Tony Posawatz as saying the plug-in would be "rolled out 9 months later in Canada." Counting 9 months from November 2010 puts us at August of 2011.
Of course, it's cold up there in the Great White North, which brings up the question of how the Volt's huge lithium ion battery will function in frigid climates. Testing has been taking place in Kapuskasing, Ontario, and apparently the Volt's built-in battery heating measures have been working as designed. A little extra attention on the owner's part won't hurt, though. So, while the car might not post fuel mileage numbers that are as impressive as those in warmer areas, there shouldn't be any worries that the Volt won't function as a vehicle.