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33GM stopping Chevy Volt production for four weeks

This is not the first time General Motors has idled Chevrolet Volt production (see here and here) but it is perhaps the most unexpected. According to Automotive News, the Volt's Detroit-Hamtramck plant will be shut down for four weeks – from September 17 until October 15 – starting next month. This will affect about 1,500 workers.

43Improving Chevy Volt sales leads GM to shorten summer shutdown

Just the other day, we heard that General Motors might extend its traditional two-week summer shutdown to three weeks for the Chevrolet Volt. But, after record Volt sales last month, we wonder how the calendar looks in Hamtramck now. We wonder because we are hearing reports that the current shutdown – originally scheduled to run for five weeks, from March 19 to April 23 – will be shortened by a week. GM originally decided on the hold to reduce supply that had grown too large because

50Improving Chevy Volt sales leads GM to shorten summer shutdown

Just the other day, we heard that General Motors might extend its traditional two-week summer shutdown to three weeks for the Chevrolet Volt. But, after record Volt sales last month, we wonder how the calendar looks in Hamtramck now. We wonder because we are hearing reports that the current shutdown – originally scheduled to run for five weeks, from March 19 to April 23 – will be shortened by a week. GM originally decided on the hold to reduce supply that had grown too large because

93Lutz blasts 'right-wing talk show guys' for Volt criticism, predicts record sales in March

Bob Lutz may no longer work for General Motors, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have the Chevrolet Volt's back.

160GM shutting down Chevy Volt production for five weeks

Even with the new HOV-eligible 2012 Chevrolet Volt models heading to California and sales up in February, General Motors has reportedly decided to shut down production of the plug-in hybrid for five weeks because of overall sluggish sales. With a 150-day supply of Volts sitting on dealer lots around the country, this shutdown will temporarily lay off 1,300 employees.

AddGM shutting down Chevy Volt production for five weeks

Even with the new HOV-eligible 2012 Chevrolet Volt models heading to California and sales up in February, General Motors has reportedly decided to shut down production of the plug-in hybrid for five weeks because of overall sluggish sales. With a 150-day supply of Volts sitting on dealer lots around the country, this shut down will temporarily lay off 1,300 employees.

47Akerson: GM wants to build 60,000 Chevy Volts in 2012

Yes, yes, yes. We know. There are a lot of questions out there about just how popular the Chevy Volt really is, and whether it's restricted supply or soft demand that's holding sales back. According to GM CEO Dan Akerson, though, supply won't be a problem come 2012.

165Chevy Volt retail stock hits 1,361 units

General Motors execs say production of the Chevrolet Volt will not hit a level capable of satisfying demand until the second-quarter of 2012. Despite dismal August sales of only 302 units, GM insists it's not a lack of demand that's holding the Volt back.

22Chevy Volt retail stock hits 1,361 units

General Motors execs say production of the Chevrolet Volt will not hit a level capable of satisfying demand until the second-quarter of 2012. Despite dismal August sales of only 302 units, GM insists it's not a lack of demand that's holding the Volt back.

3Report: GM could produce Chevy Volt in South Korea if needed

General Motors could produce the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt in South Korea through its local unit, says GM Korea's vice president of vehicle sales, service and marketing, Ankush Arora. According to the Wall Street Journal, Arora spoke at a press briefing late last week and stated:

22Report: GM will add second shift to Volt production line later this year

General Motor recently told us that production of the Chevy Volt will gradually increase each month of this year, and a new report from the Detroit Free Press states that this process will require a second shift at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant. GM will add about 900 to 1,000 jobs there "late this year" to get started on training, the Freep says, with production really ramping up early next year. Plant manager Teri Quigley told the Free Press that this timeline is flexible because GM may change t

54GM says Chevy Volt sales numbers will rise in May; 10,000 deliveries scheduled for 2011

The Volt production launch is on schedule to build and sell every one of our 10,000 units this year. Through February, we produced over 1,800 vehicles - 925 of which have been sold at retail. Production volume will gradually increase each month throughout the year. However, over the next few months we will be shipping Volt dealer demo vehicles and vehicles to our coastal launch markets which takes longer than delivering them to nearby states. This situation should be resolved by May, after wh

31Chevrolet Volt begins shipping to dealers

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

40Report: GM studying how to double or triple Chevy Volt production

Early Volts reportedly cost $40,000 to build

38Report: GM studying how to double or triple Chevy Volt production

Early Volts reportedly cost $40,000 to build

48Report: Chevrolet Volt production could exceed 60,000 in 2012

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

1940 "non-retail salable" Chevrolet Volts have rolled off the line

Terri Quigley, manager of General Motor's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, told GM-Volt that total production of the Chevrolet Volt has reached about 140 units, including 40 non-retail salable builds. Quigley explains that the not-for-retail sale Volts are nearly identical to the plug-in vehicles that are expected to hit dealer showrooms in late November or early December. The non-salables head down the same assembly lines as production models and travel through the plant's paint shop, which sp

31Official: Chevrolet Volt production begins November 11

General Motors confirmed this morning that November 11, 2010 has been set as the official Job 1 date for the Chevrolet Volt. The news initially reported by Translogic was verified to AutoblogGreen by GM spokesman Rob Peterson. November 2010 has always been the targeted production launch timing for the Volt, but a specific day couldn't be set until other development milestones were met.

10Official: Volt production begins November 11

General Motors confirmed this morning that November 11, 2010 has been set as the official Job 1 date for the Chevrolet Volt. The news initially reported by Translogic was verified to AutoblogGreen by GM spokesman Rob Peterson. November 2010 has always been the targeted production launch timing for the Volt, but a specific day couldn't be set until other development milestones were met.

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