Chevy halts Volt build to avoid glut, prep for new model

April 9, 2015 1:58 PM

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General Motors is halting production of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car to clear out an unsold backlog and to prepare the factory to build the 2016 replacement Volt that goes into production in July and should be at dealerships in September.

The factory, which straddles the city limits of Detroit and Hamtramck, quits making the current Volt in May.

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