(DETROIT) -- General Motors has announced plans to hire 1,000 engineers and researchers at its Michigan locations over the next two years, as the company continues to develop the Chevrolet Volt electric car.
The extra manpower will be necessary, as the company plans to build 10,000 Volts by the end of next year, and 45,000 by the end of 2012, according to published reports. The first set of Volts will be old in select cities, before eventually being made available nationwide. The high-tech electric whip will allow drivers to go 25-50 miles before having to switch to alternate power.
The auto giant will keep the first Volt for display purposes, while the second one will be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting math and science education in Detroit's public schools.
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