Chevrolet Volt Reportedly Exiting Production in 2022

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Chevrolet is betting big on all-electric vehicles, which means the Volt may be not long for this world.

According to GM Authority, citing AutoForecast Solutions, production of the Chevrolet Volt will end at the American automaker’s Detroit-Hamtramck factory in 2022. General Motors has made it clear it plans to launch 20 new electric cars by 2023, which means it will have to make room on production lines for those new models. It’s possible the Volt nameplate will live on, but it’s unlikely to continue taking the form of a plug-in hybrid car. It could be replaced by a plug-in crossover, which makes sense considering how popular that segment has become in the U.S.

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The report from AutoForecast Solutions doesn’t mention a direct successor, but this isn’t the first time there have been rumors the Volt, as we know it, will be discontinued. GM has already axed the Cadillac ELR, which was based on the Volt, due to slow sales.

Last month, we reported the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt is outselling the Volt, as more consumers are choosing the battery-electric vehicle over the plug-in hybrid.

[Source: GM Authority]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Don Don on Dec 27, 2017

    wow just a 12 yr run for such a game changing vehicle? I wonder how GM can stay in business when these radical cars keep dying off so soon? Oh thats right US taxpayers will help bail them out of the poor decisions made.

  • Obermd Obermd on Dec 27, 2017

    This doesn't surprise me. GM never figured out how to market the Volt. Hopefully by 2022 the US will have the charging infrastructure needed to drive anywhere in the country. I have a 2017 Volt and love it. I've driven it across the US twice now, both times going where I was unable to charge any electric vehicle.