GM Now Halts Chevy Bolt EV Production Until Late January 2022

General Motors (GM) has extended the production halt at its Michigan Orion Assembly plant until late January, affecting the continued halt for production of the Chevy Bolt.

GM will halt production at the Orion Assembly plant, which produces the Chevy Bolt, until January 28, according to a report from Automotive News.

On Tuesday, GM President Mark Reuss said the company would continue “to focus on battery module replacements.”

After ceasing production through November 1, GM restarted production for about two weeks to offer courtesy transportation for those having their batteries replaced in the recall.

The news comes just months after GM halted Chevy Bolt production over a recall for increased fire risks for an included battery module in the electric vehicle (EV).

The recall was eventually widened by GM to include every Chevy Bolt ever made, though the company later began encouraging Bolt drivers to simply keep it below 90 percent charged and to park away from buildings and other cars to be safe.

In September, GM planned to resume Chevy Bolt production, reiterating its original instructions to park away from other vehicles.

Upon assessing the damages, GM ended up asking LG Electronics, the manufacturer of the battery cells, to pay for the money lost to the recall.