According to Consumer Reports, Chairman Ed Whitacre has said that the Chevrolet Volt will go on sale this October. Of course, we've heard this rumor before, and each time GM says that the original target date is not moving. Last year, for example, Jon Lauckner, General Motor's vice president for global product planning, said, "Our date with destiny is November of 2010." Given the intense scrutiny GM is under with this particular vehicle program, we wanted to hear form the source if anything has changed. Dave Darovitz, who handles corporate communications for the Volt and the fuel cell Equinox, told Autoblog:
Kind of cryptic. Darovitz doesn't say it won't be October, but also makes it clear that GM's plans remain what they have always been. Guess we'll have to keep waiting, for the Volt and to learn about the real release date.As you can expect, we're pretty excited about the market potential for the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle. Our plans and focus have not changed - we continue to drive toward a flawless consumer experience when we launch in the fourth quarter this year in California, Michigan and Washington D.C.
[Source: Consumer Reports, GM]