Why is GM stopping production of the Chevrolet Bolt?

Why is GM stopping production of the Chevrolet Bolt?


Production of the Chevrolet Bolt EV / Chevrolet Bolt EUV at the Orion assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan recently resumed (November 1), but only temporarily, for about two to three weeks.

According to Automotive News, the company will take another three-week break (November 15 to December 3).

The reason for turning Bolt production on / off is insufficient battery supply. General Motors prioritizes battery recall, while new vehicles will only be produced at a limited rate to help optimize LG battery performance and support customer and dealer recall needs.

Replacing battery modules remains a priority. We will continue to adjust Orion’s production schedule moving forward to best support the review.

The company is expected to replace batteries in approximately 142,000 vehicles, but most of the costs will be covered by LG, which produced the defective batteries.

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