Chevy Volt given the electric chair – Plug In AmericaPlug In America
The Chevrolet Volt, one of the most iconic and important electric cars of the 21st century, will be history after 2019.
Since its release in 2011, it has occupied a unique position in the American plug-in car lineup as the only true extended range electric vehicle on the market and will be sorely missed. At 53 miles of electric range, it has enough legs for the vast majority of daily driving needs, and with a further 350+ miles with the gasoline generator, the ability to make long road trips at the drop of a hat. The Volt was and is a no-compromise EV that’s even practical for EV drivers in states where EV chargers are few and far between. The Volt has often been a major stepping-stone vehicle for prospective EV drivers wary of jumping into the deep end of all-electrics. Together with the Bolt, it gave GM a nice suite of vehicles that met a variety of driver needs.
And the Volt is a great car. It’s quick, responsive, roomy, sleek, and solidly built. Consumer Reports has consistently rated the Volt highly, and Chevy Volt owners are ardent defenders of their steeds.