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GM to Restart Bolt Production, Boost Overall EV Output

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Feb. 15, 2022—General Motors is expected to resume production of 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV models soon as it begins to ramp up its electric vehicle production.

According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, an announcement is expected sometime this week according to two sources "familiar with [Bolt] production" who wished to remain anonymous since they were not authorized to share that information.

The speculated resumption of production comes after a half-year-long saga that saw all Bolt units—around 140,000 vehicles in total—recalled due to a rare but serious battery defect that caused some units to catch on fire.

"Our current public guidance has not yet changed," said GM spokesman Dan Flores in the report. "Orion is down through February. We have not announced anything beyond that. We will obviously have to provide another update to the workforce by the end of the month."

The automaker also plans to increase its production of electric vehicles significantly, boosting total output to 400,000 units in North America by the end of next year.

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