Report: GM CEO wants huge increase in company's plug-in vehicle sales by 2015

Recently, General Motors chief executive officer Dan Akerson held a private meeting with the automaker's team of execs. At this conference, Akerson reportedly revealed his target for plug-in vehicle sales. According to three sources – who asked to remain anonymous – Akerson expects GM to sell 45,000 electric-drive vehicles in 2012. That's a target that the automaker is confident that it will reach. However, GM's CEO envisions tremendous growth in the company's plug-in sales by mid-decade.

Akerson urged the team of execs to seek ways to expand sales in the electric-drive segment. The CEO reportedly declared that by mid-decade, GM aims to sell three to four times as many plug-in vehicles as it targets for 2012. So, how does Akerson expect The General to sell 135,000-plus plug-ins by 2015? Well, those unidentified sources claim that the automaker will focus on expanding the market for the Chevrolet Volt and introduce more models that employ similar technology in an attempt to hit the CEO's lofty target.

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