GM will stop production of the slow-selling 2015 Chevrolet Volt for six weeks starting in the future next month as it creates to launch the second-generation version of the plug-in hybrid.
A development stoppage will give Game master time to retool the Detroit-Hamtramck plant for the new 2016 Voltage model.
GM has sold in relation to 70,000 V since its launch in late 2010 far directly below initial company estimations.
The production hiatus adheres to a first quarter during which sales fell nicely behind Nissan’s Leaf electric powered car in the You.S. GM purchased 1,874 Volts during the three-month period, in contrast to Nissan’s 4,085 Leaf sales. Along at the current sales rate, theres enough inventory in the GMs distribution system to be able to last until October. For the automakers, all over 60 days is the optimal period when they contain the inventory of cars or trucks.
The 2016 Volt offers an estimated 50 miles of EV range, and a overall driving range of in excess of 400 miles concerning fill-ups. With regular charging, owners are expected to go more than 1,1000 miles on average in between gas fill-ups. This is dependant on GM-estimated fuel efficiency associated with 41 MPG and also 401 MPGe, a measure of the average distance traveled every unit of energy used.