(DETROIT) -- At least 1,300 workers will be temporarily laid off following a decision by General Motors to halt production of the Chevrolet Volt.
GM confirmed that for five weeks the company will suspend production of the hybrid electric car in the spring due to disappointing sales, reports the Guardian.
Production of the Volt and the Opel Ampera is expected to stop from March 19 to April 23. The announcement comes a day after the company released February sales figures which showed an increase of 1.1 percent from Feb. 2011.
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