The LG Chem Holland, Michigan facility finally, after much delay, began producing battery cells for the Chevrolet Volt. Then as soon as it started, it stopped again. According to a statement issued by LG Chem, here’s why:
“We discovered the possibility that this material may not be properly registered and made the decision to pause our production until we have that question resolved. We are currently reviewing the registration status and will work with the EPA to resolve the issue quickly. In the meanwhile, we are delaying production activities for approximately 6 weeks until we have confirmed the registration status or otherwise obtain approval from EPA.”
The EPA went as far as to subpoena LG Chem, according to Inside EVs, and cease manufacturing the facility until further notice. Despite the seriousness, LG Chem is viewing the matter as only temporary. Stay tuned for more developments.