Volt production begins today – Live video! image

After almost 4 years, General Motors will start the production of the Chevrolet Volt. The automaker will mark the occasion today with a celebration at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant, where Volt production started this month. GM CEO Daniel Akerson is slated to attend, along with local officials and other guests.

GM is streaming the event live with a pre-show starting at 9:30 AM and the official launch at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Some new news about the Volt is rumored to be given at that time.

Pre Production Chevrolet Volt

In case you don’t know, the EPA’s rating for the Chevy Volt is finally out, and it indicates the car will get a “combined composite” rating of 60 mpg, putting it well above the Toyota Prius (51/48 mpg).

Initially the Volt will only be available in 7 markets, including here in Michigan. It will retail for a little under $41,000, but buyers will also be eligible for a $7,500 tax credit.