GM extends EV Chevrolet Bolt production halt to late January

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Reuters reports that General Motors Co would extend a production halt at its Orion Assembly plant in Michigan, which makes the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle.

The production halt will be extended through Jan 28.

In August, GM widened its recall of the Bolt to more than 140,000 vehicles to replace battery modules and to address fire risks after a series of fires.

The Detroit plant halted production in August but conducted two weeks of limited production at Orion starting Nov. 1 to help provide courtesy transportation vehicles for customers during recall repairs.

In October, GM’s battery partner, South Korea’s LG Electronics, agreed to reimburse it for the $2 billion in estimated costs and expenses associated with the Bolt recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has an ongoing investigation into the battery fires. The agency noted in August that all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles had been recalled due to the risk of the high-voltage battery pack catching fire.

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