General Motors (GM) plans to halt operations at its Michigan assembly plant for two more weeks following a recall of its Chevrolet Bolt EV line-up due to fires reported in customer cars.
The carmaker told the media on Sep 9 that this decision was prompted by battery pack shortages and other supply chain issues. GM stated that it will continue to develop the manufacturing process with its Ultium Li-On cells supplier LG Energy Solutions.
GM’s Michigan plant is one of the many North American facilities riddled with chip shortage issues this year, with the company announcing a slew of cutbacks. It has also been working closely with LG to ramp up EV battery production in the US with recent expansion plans.