2014 Chevy Volt Production Ceased In June
Hamtramck Workers Built A Lot Of Volts This Spring...But Probably Not So Much With The New 2015s Over The Summer
Heading into June, the Chevrolet Volt had seen improved sales for each consecutive month of the year and had bested or equalled last year's results for 3 straight months.
And while the trend of consecutive monthly increases continued, besting June 2013's impressive results was not close to being accomplished.
In June 1,777 Volts were sold, which was down 34% over 2013 when 2,698 were sold.
For the year to date, 8,615 cars have been sold, as compared to the 9,855 sold for the first months of last year. Overall sales have dropped 13%.
Production of the 2014 model year Volt ended a little earlier this year and 2015 production began last week...with a few copies actually hitting dealership lots before month's end.
As for inventory levels, GM shipped out a lot of 2014s in the final month and a half of production for summer sales (2014s start from $33,185 right now, and are discounted from there), which means that like last year, we are most likely not going to see much new 2015 inventory support until the fall.
In 2013, the 2nd half of the year was when the Volt finally caught its sales grove, with almost 60% of the year's sales (13,239 units) coming in the final 6 months. While we certainly hope the same trend holds true for this year, it will also make year-over-year comps much trickier than in the first half. Last year in July and August, GM sold 1,788 and 3,351 Volts receptively.
Separately, 97 of the Volt's cousin, the Cadillac ELR was sold in June - a new monthly high; while additionally 85 Spark EV were also sold.