General Motors plans to follow up the launch of its much-awaited Chevy Volt with a hiring push.
The Detroit automaker plans to add one-thousand more engineers and researchers in Michigan to fashion more electric cars and hybrids. The move is sparked by the Volt, a plug-in electric car that ships soon to dealerships and will cost 41-thousand dollars. GM CEO Dan Akerson drove the first commercially available Volt onto a stage at its assembly plant Tuesday. He told employees that with GM’s well-publicized troubles, quote, “it would have been easy to let the Volt die, but you didn’t let that happen.” The Volt has already won Motor Trend’s Car of the Year and Green Car of the Year awards.
To learn more, KXNT Morning News spoke to Jeff Gilbert from WWJ in Detroit.