In the context of a global shortage of semiconductor components, many automakers were forced to revise the configuration of their cars in order not to delay the release of marketable products, but without some chips, cars cannot be sent to dealers at all, so 95,000 cars accumulated in General Motors warehouses by early July, waiting for the arrival of the necessary components.
As noted Reuters Referring to the comments of GM representatives, the situation continues to be difficult in the current quarter, as logistics problems have been added to the shortage of components, which have worsened after the start of the Ukrainian events. Last year, due to a shortage of components, GM had to lose its status as the US market leader for the first time since 1931, giving way to the Japanese corporation Toyota Motor.
In the second quarter, the status quo was restored, as GM was able to deliver more than 582,000 vehicles to the US market, although in an annual comparison this still corresponds to a decrease in volumes of 15%. Competing Toyota in this interval lost 22% in deliveries, selling no more than 531,105 cars in the US for the entire second quarter. Notably, GM sold more than 7,300 electric vehicles in the US market in the second quarter. The Korean company Hyundai Motor in the second quarter also reduced the volume of deliveries of cars by 23%, since at this stage almost all automakers are equally affected by the crisis.
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