Chevy Ending Bargain Bin Car to Concentrate on EVs

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As the world continues to show automakers that they don’t want electric vehicles (EVs), many automakers are pivoting away from abandoning fossil fuel cars. Yet, the leadership at Chevy can’t see the forest for the trees. 

Worried more about capturing the EV market than retaining current customers, Chevy has decided to end their passenger car production. With the Malibu line of vehicles ceasing production in November, the company will join Ford in ending their fossil fuel-powered car offerings. Closing their Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kansas, they will then begin the changeover to produce the Chevrolet Bolt EV. 

Now only offering pick-up trucks, SUVs, and the legendary two-door sportscar, the Corvette, Chevy finds itself in dangerous territory. 

The bargain-priced and minimal thrills Chevy Malibu has been a far departure from the line’s muscle car roots, but it has been one of their most American models. An almost guarantee to see at a car rental counter or on the lot of a used dealership, the Malibu was a part of the American way of life. Initially offered from 1964 to 1983, it was brought back as part of a nostalgia push by the brand in 1997 and has hung around until now. 

Shifting their focus towards EVs shows just how committed the company is to walking lockstep with the Democrat-led “green” agenda. Union workers have not been quiet about their displeasure with the changes, and they see the writing on the wall. They know this is the start of the path towards a total robotic and AI-led society, with the end of their careers right around the corner. 

Americans are shunning these vehicles, yet Chevy and Ford want to force them at us left and right. Showing them with their money, people are instead buying used cars at every opportunity and saving the money before ever considering an EV as their daily driver.