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 |  Dec 01 2010, 1:50 PM

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With limited supplies and swelling demand, General Motors is looking for ways to double or even triple the production figures of the Chevrolet Volt.

While GM plans to build 10,000 Volts in 2011 and 45,000 in 2012, an estimated 240,000 potential customers have expressed their interest in the vehicle, leaving dealers woefully short of vehicles to sell to the public.

Mark Reuss, VP of GM North America, said that the primary obstacle to increasing production is the lack of capacity from battery suppliers, specifically the cells needed to assembly battery packs.

GM execs also said that an E85 version of the Volt is being evaluated, and if the program is approved, such a version could hit the market in 2012.

[Source: Automotive News]