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.
They're not all for the Chevrolet Volt, but 200 new jobs are coming to General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck plant in July.
Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
Solar charging station at Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant – Click above to watch video after the jump
2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res gallery