GM temporarily halts production of Volt

Friday, March 2, 2012 - 4:34pm

DETROIT — General Motors has temporarily suspended production of its Volt electric car, the company announced Friday.

GM, which is based in Detroit, announced to employees at one of its facilities that it was halting production of the beleaguered electric car for five weeks and temporarily laying off 1,300 employees.

A GM spokesman told The Hill Friday production of the Volt would resume on April 23.

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