Today at the Washington auto show GM announced information many people around the country have been waiting for.

Up to this point, the Volt has only been available for order in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Texas, Michigan,and Washington DC.

Since last December, cars have begin to be delivered in the Washington D.C. area, as well as California, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Texas.

It was announced today that deliveries will begin in Michigan this Spring.

More importantly, GM announced that beginning in the second quarter of this year customers will be able to order Volts form participating dealers nationwide.

Deliveries will begin in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii in the third quarter.

During the fourth quarter GM expects to have started Volt deliveries in all 50 states.

This announcement represents and acceleration of the initial rollout plan such that all 50 states will start getting Volts by the end of this year, a mere 12 months from the launch date. Initially it was expected the rollout could take 18 months.

“We’re accelerating our launch plan to have Volts in all participating Chevrolet dealerships in every single state in the union by the end of this year,” said Rick Scheidt, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “This is the right thing to do for our customers and our dealers who are seeing increased traffic onto their showroom floors.”

Get your wallets ready. Game on.

Source ( GM )