The plug-in vehicle may be replaced by an electrified divider.
Rumors of the Chevrolet Volt have been swirling for years, and now a new report says it could eventually happen in 2022. According to AutoForecast information Solutions, authorities in GM (GM Authority) caught our attention, car manufacturers want to its focus to the electric cross and utility vehicle, this strategy is the key factor for the Volt uncertain future.
A few months ago, it was rumored that gm was considering removing six passenger cars from its U.S. lineup a decade later. One of them is the Volt, which is expected to be replaced by some kind of plug-in divider or all-electric vehicle.
If we assume that green cars are indeed going to stop production, that would not be surprising given the decline in passenger car sales in the United States. Gm has an ambitious plan to launch 20 new electric vehicles by 2023, so there will be plenty of models to choose from as an alternative to your old Volt.
U.S. manufacturers haven’t confirmed yet, but in February last year, gm decided to halt production of the closely linked Cadillac ELR because it sold only 1,024 units in 2015. According to CarSalesBase, the second generation Chevrolet Volt is still performing relatively well in the market, approaching 25,000 in 2016 and more than 18,000 in the first 11 months of this year.
As noted above, gm hopes to have no fewer than 20 electric vehicles by 2023, and will start electric offensives with two new pure electric vehicles in the next 12 to 18 months. The two cars will be “based on the study of the Chevrolet bolt electric vehicle” and are most likely to be produced at the Hamtramck plant in Detroit.