PHOTO CAPTION: Chevrolet Volt being assembled at Hamtramck plant in Detroit.

RUMORED: GM Planning to Up Volt Production 20 Pct in 2013

Production would increase to as many as 36,000 units; while production of Cadillac ELR, based on Volt EREV drivetrain would commence end of the year.

Published: 28-Feb-2013

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. is planning this year to build as many as 36,000 Chevrolet Volt and other plug-in hybrids, 20 percent more than it sold in 2012, two people familiar with the effort said.

GM is planning to build 1,500 to 3,000 of the plug-in vehicles a month, said the people, who didn't want to be identified because the target isn't public.

The company sold about 30,000 Volt and similar Opel Ampera cars in 2012, said Jim Cain, a GM spokesman, who declined to give a target for this year.


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