This is a part of GMt's plan by which there should arrive 20 new electric cars by the year 2023
When electric cars were still more a rarity than a common thing on the roads around the world, Chevrolet (and back then still it's subsidiary company, Opel) introduced their first plug-in hybrid car called Volt (or Opel Ampera in Europe). However, 7 years after start and with two generations of car being introduced it looks like Volt's final days are on the horizon. American web page AutoForecast Solutions have released an unofficial information that Chevrolet is planning to kill it by the year 2022.
What is more interesting is that information as this has already surfaced few months ago, when it was announced that American manufacturer is planning to kill six of its passenger cars, including Volt, which would then be replaced with either plugin or fully electric crossover. Decision as such wouldn't be much of a surprise as sale of passenger cars is declining, whilst on the other hand market of crossovers, including electric ones is still growing.
20 new cars by the year 2023.
Currently sale of Volt is still going strong thou. Last year Chevrolet sold a total of 25.000 cars. This year sales are going a bit worse as there has been (only) sold 18.000 cars from the beginning of the year until the end of November.
In the next few years, production of electric cars at General Motors will get a significant boost. As it was recently announced, GM is planning to release at least 20 new electric cars by the end of the year 2023. The will be produced in Detroit-Hamtrack plant with one car supposedly being design as a pure electric sport car. Further information is yet to be revealed.
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