Chevrolet is gearing up to begin an ordering process for the second-generation 2016 Volt beginning first in states compliant with California Air Resources Board rules this month and the rest of the nation in October.
Orders for California and can be placed May 28 and production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant is set to begin August.
After California, states that follow its zero-emission vehicle regulations will get an approximately 10-week lead time on production and deliveries ahead of the rest of the country.
These first-wave states beyond California are Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Orders for the rest of the nation begin around five months later in October and production for these orders is scheduled for November.
It is unclear when the first deliveries will take place but it will be later this year for early launch states and late this year or early 2016 for the rest of the country.
This information comes from official 2016 Chevrolet Volt dealer slides obtained by InsideEVs.
Similarly to how it was for the first generation Volt in 2010 which saw a multi-stage rollout, first states in line are the ones expected to buy the most. Last year the state of California accounted for full 50 percent of all U.S. plug-in electrified vehicle sales.
GM knows this, and these CARB states are also the ones to gain for it needed (and wanted) zero-emission vehicle credits.
Eyes are on the automaker to see whether it will beat analysts expectations of sales on par with the previous Volt during its heyday which for 2012 and 2013 sold in the 23,000-some range for the year.
Presently the Volt is lagging as the months wind down and news beginning to trickle last year and the new car fully shown in January has eager buyers waiting.