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2012MY Chevrolet Volt Production Starts At Tripled Capacity

If you remember, June was the month when the 2011 Nissan Leaf took the lead in the United States in EVs sales from the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Last month, the Japanese automaker managed to deliver 3,875 units of its Leaf model, despite the fact that the company had to face some serious problems caused by the tsunami and earthquake that struck Japan a few months ago, causing production delays.

In the meantime, Chevrolet sold 2,745 Volts in June and one reason of the lower sales numbers are due to the inventory levels that can’t meet the demand. This situation with the inventory is the direct consequence of the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant retooling where the EV is being built. After a month of production halt, this week Chevy began assembling the 2012MY Volt and Hamtramck promises to build 3,750 cars each month.

With a tripled production capacity, the plant should be able to roll out 45,000 units of the Volt each year.

Source: Chevrolet via The Detroit News via Green Car Reports