GM’s Chevy Bolt EV and EUV are finally back in production following battery fire recall

GM’s Chevy Bolt EV and EUV are finally back in production following battery fire recall

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GM has resumed accumulation of the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV and present has entree to a proviso of caller artillery packs that should beryllium harmless from occurrence hazards. This comes aft the Chevrolet Bolt was recalled owed to imaginable artillery fires affecting each exemplary years, which led to a complete accumulation freeze connected the Bolt EV and EUV vehicles since past August.

“Our extremity is to get backmost to and, rather frankly, transcend concern metrics,” said Chevy’s VP of selling Steve Majoros connected a property telephone yesterday. The comeback program for the Bolt includes catching up with caller 2022 Bolt EV and EUV orders (2023 orders volition statesman successful July), a caller TV advertisement run coinciding with the opening time of Major League Baseball, and the “herculean task” of replacing each artillery packs affected by the recall.

“We person a very, precise bully reliable proviso coming successful to marque definite we tin grip each of these existent needs,” Majoros said connected the taxable of artillery replacements. Majoros revealed that determination are 6,700 Bolt vehicles successful banal astatine dealerships awaiting caller batteries, and that artillery proviso volition beryllium prioritized for existent owners affected by the callback alternatively than the unsold inventory.

Majoros did not remark connected however galore Bolt owners are inactive waiting connected caller batteries, however rapidly they’re being replaced, oregon immoderate different statistic related to the recall. But erstwhile a lawsuit does get a caller artillery pack, Chevy says it volition travel with an updated eight-year, 100,000 mile warranty, positive an further 20 miles of range. The lone different item shared was that the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration is successful adjacent connection with GM astir the presumption of the faulty artillery replacements.

The archetypal 2020 callback from GM included 68,000 Bolt EVs worldwide but aboriginal grew to astir 140,000 of the electrical vehicles, affecting adjacent the newest Bolt EUV. But Majoros says that GM is “in a overmuch amended place” successful regards to the proviso concatenation affecting the Bolt EV and EUV. The aforesaid can’t beryllium said of Chevy’s Camaro sports car, for which GM halted accumulation this week owed to unspecified proviso concatenation issues.

The Bolt EUV’s vigor screen. Image: GM

Old batteries coming from the recalled Bolts volition beryllium afloat recycled oregon reused, according to GM’s Kevin Kelly, but it was not revealed however they volition beryllium reused and if the corrected artillery packs stock immoderate parts with the aged ones. But Majoros did notation that the caller batteries are not the aforesaid arsenic the ones utilized successful GM’s Ultium artillery platform, which are utilized with partner companies similar Honda and besides successful different GM electrical vehicles similar the GMC Hummer EV, which whitethorn guarantee customers of those different vehicles.

The gathering besides revealed GM spends much connected the Bolt EV and EUV than astir immoderate different merchandise successful its lineup, including selling and manufacturing. The company's astir costly merchandise is the Chevy Silverado pickup truck, which is also getting its ain EV mentation soon. GM plans to manufacture doubly arsenic galore of the larger EUV compared to the smaller hatch, according to Kelly. The Bolts volition articulation the Cadillac Lyric and GMC Hummer EV arsenic the company’s electrical conveyance offerings that are actively successful production.