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General Motors to suspend eight plants in North America due to chip shortages

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The global shortage of chips has already led to a significant reduction in car production and created the preconditions for a rise in the price of cars in the secondary market.

General Motors to suspend eight plants in North America due to chip shortages

General Motors will halt production at most of its North American plants in September due to continued shortages of computer chips. The automaker will shut down four plants in the United States, three in Mexico and one in Canada for up to two weeks, depending on location.

Ford and Toyota also cut production this month as chipmakers in the US and Asia are unable to meet demand from countries reopening after the pandemic.

Scarcity has already driven up car prices, prompting people to buy used cars.

GM, which owns brands such as Chevrolet and Cadillac, said the shutdown will affect some of its most profitable vehicles, including SUVs and full-size and midsize pickups.

Earlier this week, Ford said it would cut truck production from September 6 due to shortages, while Toyota Motor would cut global production by 40% in September.

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