GM to suspend Volt production for 4 weeks this summer

AP News
Posted: Apr 09, 2015 10:52 AM

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will stop producing the Chevrolet Volt for four weeks in June and July due to slow sales and to deal with the change to an all-new version of the gas-electric hybrid.

The company says the Detroit-area plant that makes the Volt and four other cars will probably stay open through the summer despite plans for the Volt.

Through March, GM sold 1,874 Volts, down 48 percent from a year ago. GM now has enough Volts to supply dealers for 210 days, according to Ward's Automotive. Automakers like to have a 60-day supply.

The factory also is undergoing construction so it can build a new full-size Cadillac and the 2016 Volt. The new Volt can go up to 50 miles on electricity, compared with the current model's 38 miles.