Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Signs of the apocalypse

Via Dymaxion World, General Motors.... that's right... General Motors is considering a mass production of the Volt.
General Motors Corp. may build as many as 60,000 of its Volt electric cars for their inaugural year on the market, four times the sales of Toyota Motor Corp.'s hybrid Prius in its U.S. debut, people with knowledge of GM's plans said.

Production at that level may allow GM to sell the plug-in Volt for less than $30,000, said the people, who didn't want to be identified because the plans are confidential. The discussions show the Detroit automaker, racked by losses and U.S. sales declines, believes an affordable electric car will help spur a revival, the people said. Toyota's Prius can be bought for $22,175.

That would be the base model. You can just bet that within a few years it will come with an optional 406 small-block V8.

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