GM to Keep Bolt Plant Down for Remainder of 2021
Nov. 19, 2021—General Motors on Thursday announced it would keep the plant responsible for making its Chevrolet Bolt EV shuttered through the end of the year.
Per a report from The Detroit News, the announcement comes as the automaker continues to work through a battery issue that forced a recall of more than 141,000 Chevy Bolt EV units.
“GM has notified employees at Orion Assembly the plant will take downtime for the remainder of the 2021 calendar year," GM spokesman Dan Flores said in a statement. "This decision will enable us to continue prioritizing recall repairs. We will continue to inform employees at the appropriate time of any additional production schedule adjustments in early 2022, as we continue to focus on battery module replacements.”
The plant was first shut down the week of Aug. 23 due to the recall. The plant restarted for two weeks at the beginning of November to produce replacement Bolt units but was shuttered again the week of Nov. 15.