DETROIT — Common Motors is greater than midway by delivery newly-assembled pickups that it had parked because of a scarcity of semiconductor chips, a high GM government mentioned on Friday.
“We have made nice progress,” Steve Carlisle, GM’s North American chief government mentioned on the Reuters Occasions Automotive Summit. “We’re a bit higher than midway by that for the time being and our purpose can be to filter our ’21 mannequin years by the top of the 12 months. We’ll have a little bit of a tail of ’22 mannequin years into the brand new 12 months however not for too lengthy.”
A GM spokesman mentioned the vehicles have been accomplished with chips put in.
“These are models we constructed with out sure modules and held till the semiconductors grew to become out there,” spokesman Dave Barnas mentioned in an e-mail to Automotive Information. “We then ran them by the meeting plant for completion and shipped the completed automobiles to sellers.”
He added: “We aren’t delivery unfinished automobiles to dealerships and having them set up the chips.”
The international chip scarcity has pressured automakers like GM to idle manufacturing or in some circumstances principally construct automobiles after which park them till the required chips may be put in, permitting these automobiles to be then shipped to sellers.
Final month, GM CFO Paul Jacobson cautioned that GM’s third-quarter wholesale deliveries may very well be down by 200,000 automobiles due to chip shortages. He didn’t escape what share of that was vehicles.