DETROIT ( TheStreet) -- GM ( GM) says it will speed up the Volt rollout, making the innovative car available in every state by the end of the year. "We're accelerating our launch plan," said Rick Scheidt, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing, in a prepared statement. "This is the right thing to do for our customers and our dealers who are seeing increased traffic onto their showroom floors."
Volts have been delivered to customers in the five states -- California, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Texas -- and in Washington, D.C. Customer deliveries in Michigan begin this spring. In the second quarter, deliveries are planned in 11 more states including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Washington. The Volt is an electric vehicle that can run for 35 miles on a charged battery and another 344 miles on a generator fueled by a tank of gas. Previously, the 50-state rollout was planned for mid-2012. -- Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Ted Reed