Remove Bolt charging and parking restrictions -Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment

Remove Bolt charging and parking restrictions -Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment

GM said it will soon lift charging, parking and range limits on the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV, which were previously recalled due to the risk of battery fires,media reported.

2019 Bolt owners who haven't had their battery modules replaced can get a software update from dealers that lifts the restrictions starting November 19th. GM said in an emailed statement that it will supply the software to the 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2022 Bolts within the next 30 days.(Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment)

The company spokesman said the new software will automatically limit the vehicle's maximum charge level to 80%, which reduces the vehicle's battery life, but owners no longer have to follow GM's previous rules, that is, the vehicle cannot be parked indoors, and cannot be parked indoors. Late charging, and the remaining cruising range is guaranteed to be more than 70 miles (about 112 kilometers). The new software also includes diagnostics that can detect rare battery anomalies.

GM says 2019 Bolt owners who haven't had their batteries replaced should schedule a service appointment with a dealer as soon as possible to install the new software. Owners of Bolt EVs made in other years will receive a notification letter from GM in the future when their vehicles will be able to use the new software. GM advised them to follow its previously published guidance during this time.

GM has previously recalled 140,000 BoltEVs and EUVs. The cost of this recall may be as high as $2 billion, and GM's battery supplier LG plans to bear most of the costs.

GM said on Nov. 18 that for the rest of the year, its Orion assembly plant in Michigan, where the Bolt electric vehicle is made, will remain closed for the rest of the year. "This decision allows us to continue to prioritize recalls and repairs," the company said in a statement. "We will notify employees of our production schedule for early 2022 in due course, and until then we will continue to focus on battery module replacement." Work."



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