GM keeps Orion Assembly inactive until spring, passing on no new Bolts to purchase

General Motors will keep its Orion Assembly plant inactive for one more month and a half.


On Tuesday, GM said it will restart creation of its Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV April 4 as it keeps on fixing blemished batteries as a feature of a worldwide review on the vehicles.

The automaker assembles the vehicles at the plant in Orion Township, which was first stood by the previous summer, then, at that point, restarted and afterward sat again toward the end of last year.

UAW Local 5960 part Kimberly Fuhr investigates a Chevrolet Bolt EV during vehicle creation on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township.

Our phenomenal choice to sit Bolt EV and EUV creation throughout the most recent months has empowered us to focus on battery module substitutions, said GM representative Dan Flores. Thus, we’ve made substitutions accessible to Bolt EV proprietors who were in our high need gatherings.

Flores said once a vendor gets a Bolt EV and EUV made after April 4, they can sell those vehicles right away. Reviewed vehicles on seller parts are on stop-deal and should have their battery modules supplanted before they can be sold.

GM stays resolved to Bolt EV and EUV, Flores said. The choice to hold on to restart creation in April will permit GM to supplant battery modules and all the while continue retail deals soon.

A remark from the UAW was not quickly accessible.

GM had quit building the vehicles so it could zero in on fixing deficient batteries – which could represent a fire hazard – with its battery provider LG Electronics Inc., a division of LG Chem. LG has said it would repay GM for $1.9 billion in costs related with the Bolt review for making blemished battery modules.