With the end of Chevrolet Volt production last week, it looks more like pure electric cars are winning the race to transform driving over more complicated, if versatile plug-in hybrids.
GM built the last 2019 Chevy Volt on February 15, and in a ceremony last Tuesday it rolled off the assembly line at GM’s Hamtramck factory in Detroit—after building almost 160,000 of the cars since 2011. The end came two weeks earlier than the company originally announced.
On Friday, General Motors announced that it would temporarily extend production at Hamtramck for seven more months, through January 2020, but only for other models built at the plant, the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac CT6, many of which are sold in fleets.
The Volt gave the first indication this century the GM is serious about building electric cars, with a development budget