GM extends shutdown of Bolt EV plant amid recall and battery fires


Signage stands on display outside the General Motors Co. Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan, U.S., on Friday, March 22, 2019.

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DETROIT — General Motors is extending downtime at a Michigan plant that produces its Chevrolet Bolt EV as it works with battery supplier LG Chem to fix manufacturing defects that cause some cars to catch fire, leading to a massive recall to fix the problem.

The Detroit automaker Thursday said Orion Assembly will be down the weeks of Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. The plant has been shuttered since Aug. 23 as a result of a battery pack shortage related to the recall.

A GM spokesman Thursday confirmed officials continue to…


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