Production of the Chevy Volt lasted between 2010 and 2019 for the 2011 through 2019 model years. Interestingly, General Motors sold 11 units of the Chevy Volt through the second quarter of the 2021 calendar year.
Per a recent report from Kelley Blue Book, second-quarter 2021 sales for the Chevy Volt were down 71.8 percent year-over-year, with 11 units sold versus 39 units sold during the same time period in the 2020 calendar year. Year-to-date sales for the Chevy Volt amounted to 16 units, while GM sold 62 units of the hybrid in 2020.
By comparison, Kelley Blue Book reports that Toyota sold 24,713 units of the Prius during the second quarter of 2021, up 174.6 percent year-over-year compared to 9,000 units sold during the same time period in the 2020 calendar year.
The Chevy Volt was offered in two generations throughout its life cycle, with the first generation lasting between the 2010 and 2015 model years, and the second generation lasting between the 2016 and 2019 model years. The second-generation model was powered by a 1.5L I4 gasoline engine paired with a 18.4 kWh battery pack, delivering an all-electric range of 53 miles, a substantial increase over the 38 miles of all-electric range offered by the preceding 2015 model year.
What’s more, the second-generation Chevy Volt can deliver up to 106 MPGe combined city and highway fuel economy with both power sources, and 42 mpg using the gasoline engine exclusively. It is estimated that the frugal hybrid can provide thousands of dollars in fuel savings annually.
The sale of 11 units of the Chevy Volt during the second quarter of the 2021 calendar year is also an interesting indication of just how long unsold new cars can sit on dealer lots. As GM Authority covered in March, one dealer in North Carolina had a new 2018 Chevy Volt listed for sale, priced at $29,792 – $7,448 under MSRP.