The all new hybrid electric Chevrolet Volt, is making such a huge dent in their sales numbers that an increase of production has been ordered by the American auto maker. The company posted a 25% increase in sales so far in 2011. This is mostly due to the popularity of the all new Volt, redesigned Chevrolet Malibu and first-gen Chevrolet Cruze.
The auto maker sold over 25,000 compact cars last month. General Motors plans to invest $109 million dollars in its Flint and Bay City, Michigan, plants to help raise Volt and Cruze numbers. This will also create 96 jobs.1
GM added the $109 million in part of a $2 billion investment to create more than 4,000 jobs at 17 GM facilities nationwide.
Chevrolet says it will spend "$84 million at a Flint engine plant to increase production capacity for a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine. GM will put $25 million into a Bay City factory to build parts for the engines."2
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