While many of the new Chevy Bolt owners are enjoying their new all-electric vehicle, some are facing critical problems with their batteries that could leave the driver stuck without charge. The car received a boatload of awards, including being named 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year. The Bolt is an affordable electric vehicle to travel 238 miles on a single charge – three times the distance of most electric vehicles in its class and at a price of about $37,000, one third the price of a Tesla, the leader in the field. Despite all of this praise, most early buyers experience many problems with their cars and the Bolt is no exception.
This problem is caused by inaccurate calculations of charge left in the battery due to one of the cells being defective. Therefore, the defect causes one of the cells to hold less charge than it is supposed to. The good thing is that this problem will only affect about 100 cars according to GM’s Chris Bonelli. Chevy says that they will be performing the repairs at no costs and will replace the whole battery. GM will be using its subsidiary company, OnStar, as a tool to find and notify Chevy drivers who may potentially have battery problems.
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Source: | General Motors |
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