2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery
The most recent estimates indicate that GM plans to make 200-400 Chevy Volts in 2010 and then about around 10,000 in 2011. These numbers are down significantly from predictions a few years ago of 60,000 Volts in the first year. CNET, though, thinks that the actual number of plug-in hybrids, like the Volt, that will use LG Chem's lithium-ion packs that GM can make a year is actually 70,000. CNET is also willing to put a price on the Voltec system's pack: $8,000.
These numbers come from analysis of GM's new, $43 million battery plant in Brownstown Township, south of Detroit (thanks, $2.4 billion stimulus package!) and what it's capable of producing. Pilot production will start at the Brownstown plant in the first quarter of 2010.