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Australia: GM Boss Akerson Targeting 60,000 Volt EVs In 2012

Pricing for Holden’s upcoming Volt EREV has yet to be revealed, but news this week of the Nissan Leaf’s $51,500 price tag, along with the $48,800 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, has given us some idea of what to expect.

For now, the Volt is a low-volume model, and the technology is expensive. According to GM boss Dan Akerson however, production numbers will soon ramp up, and that will bring costs down.

In an interview with the Detroit Free Press this week, Akerson said that his company is aiming to increase volt production to 60,000 in 2012 – up from just 6000 in 2011.

“I think Prius in its second year did a lot less than that, half. By this summer we will [be in] what I call the second generation, where we will achieve certain scale, and we should see an appreciable drop in the cost of the production of the Volt.
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