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GM to Extend Summer Shut Down at Volt Plant

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As yet another sign that sales of the Chevy Volt continue to fail to live up to expectations, General Motors will extend the scheduled summer shut down at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant where it’s built.

The assembly facility was already preparing for a two week production pause as part of a regular Summer break, but that period has been extended by an additional week in response to slower than expected demand. Currently the facility sits idle, with GM announcing several weeks ago that it would curb production in response to a glut of products on dealer lots.

Production for the range-extended gasoline car isn’t expected to resume until April 23rd.

[Source: Detroit Free Press]