Shortage of chips hits GM pickup truck production


How accurate was Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin in a recent discussion about the microchip shortage?

Check out what General Motors announced this week. The company said from its Detroit headquarters that as a result of the global semiconductor chip shortage, the automaker was building certain 2021 light-duty full-size pickup trucks without a fuel management module. As a result, it will hurt the vehicles’ fuel economy perform.

FILE PHOTO: A Chevrolet 2020 heavy-duty pickup truck is seen at the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant in Flint, Michigan, U.S. February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Rep. Mullin, in an interview with OK Energy Today made reference to shortages caused by refinery shutdowns—foam needed for the manufacture of cars and trucks and even a shortage of microchips.

Click here for the GM story from Reuters.