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News GM Cuts Power on Chevrolet Volt EV Production

GM Cuts Power on Chevrolet Volt EV Production

The last Chevrolet Volt has left the Detroit assembly line where over 150,000 units have been built since 2011.

GM announced the end of the Volt EV’s production run last November along with the Chevrolet Cruze and four other models in a bid to focus on its most profitable models. The first Chevrolet Volt was unveiled at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show before going on sale four years later.

The Chevy Volt’s popularity reached its highest point in 2015 in the United States when over 24,000 units were sold. The electric Volt went on sale in Canada in 2011 as well and although sales started slow, they reached a high of over 4,300 units in 2017. Volt sales in Canada topped 4,000 units last year as well, but despite this and an increasing interest in electrified vehicles, GM pulled the plug on the Volt.

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Chevrolet Volt Led The Way in Plug-In Electric Vehicle Segment

The Volt was the first mainstream and affordable plug-in hybrid vehicle. The Chevrolet Volt was redesigned back in 2014 and featured a more traditional interior and center console then the first generation with over 50 kilometers of range.

The Chevrolet Volt was considered a pure electric vehicle even if it did have a gas engine that served as a generator to power the lithium-ion battery which powered its electric motor. The Volt’s popularity decreased after Chevrolet introduced the Bolt which offers 383 kilometers of range. The Chevrolet Bolt was the first long-range affordable EV.

The Volt was never profitable and GM lost money on every unit sold. It will be killed off along with the Chevrolet Cruze, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, and Chevrolet Impala as General Motors shifts its focus on more popular SUVs.

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