April 8th, local time, according to local media reports in the United States, GM will suspend or extend the shutdown period of several factories in North America due to the persistent shortage of semiconductor chips.
Three factories in Tennessee, Michigan and Mexico will temporarily close for 1-2 weeks due to a shortage of semiconductor chips, GM said. The shutdown period of factories in Kansas and Ontario, Canada, will be extended to May 10. Both factories closed in February.
GM said that the shutdown caused by the shortage of chips will reduce its operating profit by 1.5 billion to 2 billion yuan this year. At present, the global automobile industry is affected by the continuous shortage of semiconductor chips, which is expected to last for months.