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Chevrolet Volt Nationwide Launch Delayed Until 2017 Model Year

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The (now limited edition) 2016 Chevrolet Volt


The next-generation Chevrolet Volt has been wowing the car world and reviewers since its unveiling earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show. While orders for the 2016 Volt have been open since May in California, it seems like most of the United States will not be able to purchase a Chevrolet Volt until the 2017 model year.

The Chevy Volt’s release will be expanded to Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont on October 1st, as these states follow the California Air Resources Board (CARB) rules and are the states with the strongest EV sales. The rest of the United States was originally told that their big day for ordering would be later this fall. Unfortunately, that date has been pushed back all the way to spring of 2016.  According to Autoblog, Chevrolet has shortened the 2016 model year, and will focus on preparing to roll out the 2017 Chevrolet Volt nationwide next year.

Production of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt for California orders officially began in August, and production on the cars destined for CARB states is expected to begin in October as the orders come in.

Source: Autoblog