Housed within the slew of General Motors news this morning is the confirmation the company is killing off the Chevrolet Volt. The car that launched GM into the world of electrification back in 2011 will end production in early 2019.
According to both Reuters and Jalopnik a GM spokesperson has confirmed that production of the Volt will end on March 1, 2019. The Volt is currently produced at the company’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant outside of Detroit. The plant is one of several plants GM plans to idle starting in 2019 as part of a broader restructuring.
At the end of September Volt sales were down 13.7 percent as car sales across the industry continue to decline. At that time GM had only sold 15,000 copies of the plug-in vehicle in the U.S. this year. GM is not saying the Chevrolet Volt name will return on a future product.