General Motors pulled the plug on the Cadillac ELR last year, and it seems the related Chevrolet Volt will face a similar fate. According to AutoForecast Solutions, the Volt will exit production in 2022 at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant to make room for all-electric cars and crossovers.
It’s not the first time we’ve heard of the Volt’s demise, and it could only be in vehicle form, not name. This past July, a bombshell report claimed GM was reviewing a number of passenger cars and their futures. The Volt was among the handful of cars, which also included the Chevrolet Impala and Buick LaCrosse. The earlier report said the Volt would expire in 2020 and a plug-in crossover would replace it.
The new report doesn’t mention a direct successor but points to GM’s all-electric strategy as the main decider in the Volt’s fate. GM will introduce 20 new electric cars by 2023. We still think it’s possible a crossover could replace the Volt, but another plug-in hybrid like the Volt seems less certain by the month.