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GM Said to Plan Doubling 2012 Chevy Volt Production Capacity

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson, seeking to boost sales of plug-in hybrids, plans to double 2012 production capacity for the Chevrolet Volt to 120,000, said two people familiar with the matter.

Volt output this year may increase to 25,000 from an original plan of 10,000, Akerson said earlier this month. GM is working with suppliers to raise 2012 capacity from an earlier target of 60,000. It may not build that many if parts aren’t available or demand isn’t strong enough, said the people, who didn’t want to be named because the plans are private.