Jan 31 (Reuters) - General Motors Corp plans a strong production run for its plug-in Chevy Volt, according to a senior executive on Thursday who also urged Congress to approve tax incentives to help spark demand. . . .
"As volume (of batteries) scales up, you will move down this curve to see better economics going forward. You can't get hung up on the economics of the first unit or the tenth unit," Jon Lauckner, GM vice president for global program management, told an energy forum at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. . . .
Lauckner said GM still hopes to start production of the Volt by the end of 2010 and said the company is planning a healthy roll-out.
"We're talking about large numbers -- in the tens of thousands," he said. "It's not a niche market." . . . more