238 Mile Range Chevrolet Bolt: $37,495

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2022 Chevrolet Bolt Teaser

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    At CES 2021, Chevrolet shared a preview of the steering wheel in the 2022 Bolt EUV equipped with Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance system for enabled roads. The Bolt EUV will be the first Chevrolet to offer Super Cruise.

    The Bolt EUV and the refreshed Bolt EV will be revealed next month and go into production this summer.
     
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    GM is voluntarily expanding the current Chevrolet Bolt EV recall to cover the remaining 2019 and all 2020-2022 model year vehicles, including the Bolt EUV. In rare circumstances, the batteries supplied to GM for these vehicles may have two manufacturing defects – a torn anode tab and folded separator – present in the same battery cell, which increases the risk of fire. Out of an abundance of caution, GM will replace defective battery modules in Chevrolet Bolt EVs and EUVs with new modules, with an expected additional cost of approximately $1 billion.

    After further investigation into the manufacturing processes at LG and disassembling battery packs, GM discovered manufacturing defects in certain battery cells produced at LG manufacturing facilities beyond the Ochang, Korea, plant. GM and LG are working to rectify the cause of these defects. In the meantime, GM is pursuing commitments from LG for reimbursement of this field action.

    This new recall population includes:

    9,335 (6,989 in the U.S. and 1,212 in Canada) – 2019 model year Bolt EVs that were not included in the previous recall
    63,683 (52,403 in the U.S. and 9,019 in Canada) – 2020–2022 model year Chevrolet Bolt EVs and EUVs

    To provide customers peace of mind, batteries with these new modules will come with an 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty (or 8-year/160,000 km limited warranty in Canada).

    GM is working aggressively with LG to increase production as soon as possible. GM will notify customers when replacement parts are ready.

    Until customers in the new recall population receive replacement modules, they should:
    1. Set their vehicle to a 90 percent state of charge limitation using Target Charge Level mode. Instructions on how to do this are available on chevy.com/boltevrecall. If customers are unable to successfully make these changes, or do not feel comfortable making these changes, GM is asking them to visit their dealer to have these adjustments completed.

    2. Charge their vehicle more frequently and avoid depleting their battery below approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) of remaining range, where possible.

    3. Park their vehicles outside immediately after charging and should not leave their vehicles charging indoors overnight.
    Customers can visit Bolt Recall or contact the Chevrolet EV Concierge 1-833-EVCHEVY (available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–midnight ET; Saturday and Sunday from noon–9 p.m. ET) or contact their preferred Chevrolet EV dealer.

    Canadian customers can visit the Chevrolet Owner’s Centre or contact their preferred dealer.
     
  3. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    I hope GM gets a handle on this. The Bolt was a great step forward.
     
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  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    I was interested in the Chevy Bolt, except it didn’t have the 4.5 inch X 5 bolts, with 67mm centerbore wheels, which are standard for lots of cars. Also wished Chevy had made their own cells or took far better supervision for the battery packs, like Tesla. It’s too bad, because it appears now, those defective cells could have been found out with good quality control, BEFORE the battery packs were constructed. Also, liked the Hyundai Ioniq(with 4.5 inchX5 bolt, 67mm centerbore wheels). But it wasn’t a from-the-ground-up EV & needed a bigger battery pack. The coming Ioniq 5 is too big, inefficient, & has some problems already. The Kia EV6’s just don’t make it, either.
    Yeah, hope the Tesla Model 3 gets 4680 cells in Standard Range, & will have the potential to go 400- to 500,000+miles. I’m hearing tho, that the Tesla, Model Y has double pane windows & the Model 3 doesn’t, which will be a big let-down.

    Plus, I’m still looking for the money to pay for the Model 3!
     
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  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Chevrolet Bolt EV Battery Production Resumes

    LG battery cell and module production resumes with updated manufacturing processes

    GM outlines its comprehensive action plan to ensure that customers can safely and confidently drive, charge, and park the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV. The action plan includes both hardware and software remedies, some of which are in place with immediate effect.

    New Battery Production

    LG battery plants in Holland and Hazel Park, Michigan, have resumed production. In addition, LG is adding capacity to provide more cells to GM. As a result, replacement battery modules will begin shipping to dealers as soon as mid-October.

    The root cause of the rare circumstances that could cause a battery fire is two manufacturing defects known as a torn anode and a folded separator, both of which need to be present in the same battery cell.

    LG has implemented new manufacturing processes and has worked with GM to review and enhance its quality assurance programs to provide confidence in its batteries moving forward. LG will institute these new processes in other facilities that will provide cells to GM in the future.

    Prioritized Battery Replacement

    GM will continue to prioritize Chevy Bolt EV and EUV customers whose batteries were manufactured during specific build timeframes where GM believes battery defects appear to be clustered. The company has established a notification process that will inform affected customers when their replacement modules will be available.

    The new batteries will include an extended battery 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty (or 8-year/160,000 km limited warranty in Canada).

    New Diagnostic Software

    Within approximately 60 days, GM will begin launching a new advanced diagnostic software package that will increase the available battery charging parameters over existing guidance.

    The diagnostic software will be designed to detect specific abnormalities that might indicate a damaged battery in Bolt EVs and EUVs by monitoring the battery performance; alerting customers of any anomalies; and prioritizing damaged battery modules for replacement. It is GM’s intent that further diagnostic software will allow customers to return to a 100 percent state of charge once all diagnostic processes are complete.

    This new software, which will be provided to all Bolt EV and EUV owners, requires dealer installation. Owners will be able to start to schedule installation at their Chevy EV dealer in approximately 60 days.

    Updated Guidance on Parking

    If customers are following GM’s instructions issued below, they can park in a location of their choice. In an abundance of caution, GM recommends customers leave ample space around their vehicle wherever they choose to park. GM is not aware of any fires that have occurred where customers followed this safety guidance, in parking decks or otherwise.

    GM’s Instructions Remain

    Set the vehicle to a 90 percent state of charge limitation using Target Charge Level mode. Instructions on how to do this are available on chevy.com/boltevrecall. If customers are unable to successfully make these changes or do not feel comfortable making these changes, GM is asking them to visit their dealer to have these adjustments completed.

    Charge the vehicle more frequently and avoid depleting battery below approximately 70 miles of remaining range, where possible.

    Continue to park vehicles outside immediately after charging and do not leave vehicles charging indoors overnight.
     
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  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Chevy is talking a good line, trying to relieve its tragic PR crash after Chevy Bolt battery pack fires. We’ll see if their belated better battery builds (maybe?) will halt battery fires into the future.
    Monitoring & warning equipment for EACH battery pack CELL for temperature & performance anomalies, MUST BE INCLUDED to EVERY EV & battery pack owner & operator. Such equipment is available.
    Fires are the most painful & instantly destructive assaults to the human body. The best cause-preventitives must be included to owners & operators, dealing with such powerful & intimately close electrical operations.

    Thousands of owners & drivers have reported excellent performance from the Chevy Bolt & other brand EV’s. It must be mandatory that intimate detailed monitoring & warning for battery pack AND CELL equipment is INCLUDED for OWNERS & OPERATORS.
     
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