GM to extend closure of Chevy Bolt plans by three weeks

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WASHINGTON – General motors confirmed on friday again stop production at its Orion assembly plant in Michigan, causing the Chevrolet Bolt 2022, for three more weeks.

The largest US automaker in August widened its remind bolt to over 140,000 vehicles to replace battery modules and to address fire hazards after a series of fires.

GM He said the plant, which halted production in August after the removal of the batteries, now has a scheduled return to production date of December. 6. The new three-week production stop will begin on November 15th.

At the end of last month, GM said that make a limited production for two weeks in Orion starting in November. 1 to help optimize battery production and supply chain repair logistics, including the provision of vehicles to be used as courtesy transport for customers during repairs.

GM said Friday that “battery module replacements remain the priority. We will continue to adjust Orion’s production schedule going forward to better support the recall.”

GM President Mark Reuss said last month that the company is addressing the recall before resuming production of new vehicles.

GM has suspended sales of new screws. Reuss said GM has to certify Bolt vehicles in distributor lots before they can be sold, but he didn’t say when those sales might start.

GM revealed in October that its battery partner, South Korea’s LG Electronics, had agreed to reimburse it for the $2 billions of estimated costs and expenses associated with the bolt recall.

GM and LG Energy Solution are building two joint venture battery plants in the US.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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