The redesigned Chevy Volt is going to have a slow rollout, with some States never even getting the chance to buy the 2016 model.
Production of the redesigned Chevy Volt has been pushed back for 39 States, which means most of the U.S. has a while longer to wait before they can get the car.
The 2016 Chevy Volt will initially only be available in California, followed by the 11 States that follow the California Air Resourced Board (CARB) rules: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland , Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont.
A leaked schedule confirms that the Volt has just begun production for California where it will launch first, while production for the other 10 CARB States will begin in October of 2016. Finally, production for the remaining U.S. States will begin in February of 2016. When the Volt arrives to all of those waiting States likely sometime in later winter or early spring of next year, it will do so as a 2017 model year.
“Chevrolet has a shortened model year for the 2016 Chevy Volt that will have a limited distribution network,” a Chevy spokeman told AutoblogGreen. “The 2016 Volt will be sold in our strongest EREV markets. The 2017 Chevrolet Volt will begin production early this spring and will be available throughout the country.”