SOURCES: GM TO HALT VOLT PRODUCTION DUE TO LACK OF SALES
Embattled automaker General Motors plans to halt — for at least four weeks — the manufacture of its infamous Chevrolet Volt, Automotive News reports.
Apparently, “slow sales” are to blame, according to USA Today.
“It would be the second interruption in production for the Volt, which can go 38 miles on battery power before needing a recharge from its gasoline engine or via a plug-in,” USA Today adds.
The Detroit-Hamtramck plant will suspend production from Sept. 17 until Oct. 15, Automotive News reports, citing an anonymous source. Apparently, UAW leaders informed the plant’s 1,500 union workers about the scheduled halt last week, according to said anonymous source.
Suppliers were also notified of the decision last week, according to another source.
A GM spokesman declined to comment.