GM Stops Production of Pickup Trucks Due to Chip Shortage
The American car group General Motors (GM) will stop production of pickup trucks at plants in the United States and Mexico next week due to the lack of computer chips. The automotive industry worldwide is struggling with this.
These are the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models. GM managed to cope with the chip shortage to some extent by, for example, stopping production of other models and using those chips for its pick-ups or by building cars without chips and then finishing them later.
This allowed the production of the profitable pick-ups to continue.
Many other major car manufacturers are also experiencing production disruptions due to chip shortages. To meet the strong demand, chip companies are ramping up production capacity.