GM may launch the Chevy Volt a couple of months early, just don't expect to be first in line for what's going to be a limited production in the beginning.
Whitacre has pushed a lot of changes throughout the company, including a discussion about bringing out the Volt early in a limited fashion, so long as GM can ensure it's up to quality standards, according to two people familiar with the talks.GM has already started producing the battery packs for the Volt, and production facilities are getting set for April test vehicles.
"It could be late September, October," a person familiar with the planning said.
An earlier release at limited numbers would basically allow for more customer feedback earlier. It would also be a great PR move.