GM to extend Chevy Bolt plant shutdown by three weeks

WASHINGTON — Standard Motors verified Friday it will once again halt manufacturing at its Orion Assembly plant in Michigan, which makes the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt, for a few much more weeks.

The greatest U.S. automaker in August widened its recall of the Bolt to far more than 140,000 autos to exchange battery modules and to address fire hazards just after a collection of fires.

GM reported the plant, which halted output in August after the battery recall, now has a specific return to output date of Dec. 6. The new 3-7 days output halt will start out Nov. 15.

Late last thirty day period, GM claimed it would perform constrained production for two months at Orion setting up Nov. 1 to assistance enhance battery production and source chain repair service logistics, which includes furnishing motor vehicles to be utilised as courtesy transportation for consumers for the duration of recall repairs.

GM reported Friday that “battery module replacements stay the precedence. We will carry on to alter Orion’s generation schedule transferring forward to best support the remember.”

GM President Mark Reuss said last thirty day period that the company is addressing the remember before resuming production of new motor vehicles.

GM has suspended profits of new Bolts. Reuss mentioned GM has to certify Bolt motor vehicles on seller heaps just before they can be sold but did not say when those gross sales may well commence.

GM disclosed in Oct that its battery husband or wife, South Korea’s LG Electronics, experienced agreed to reimburse it for the $2 billion approximated expenses and costs linked with the Bolt remember.

GM and LG Strength Option are developing two joint-venture U.S. battery crops.

(Reporting by David Shepardson enhancing by Jonathan Oatis)

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