You may need to take your Chevy Bolt in for significant help. Detroit News and The Verge report that GM is reviewing 68,677 Bolt EVs (50,900 in the US) to assist it with recognizing the reasons for five battery fires somewhere in the range of 2017 and 2019. The vehicle producer has discovered some regular components behind the flames, including their causes at a LG Chem plant just as charge levels.
The review doesn’t cover 2020 Bolts that utilization a refreshed battery science. GM doesn’t accept each Bolt is influenced, however the organization’s Jesse Ortega said it was “reasonable” to make a move while it examined.
GM will attempt to “lessen the danger” of flames by blazing the Bolt’s firmware to restrict charges to 90 percent limit. The update should be accessible beginning November seventeenth. The organization ought to have a more authoritative cure in 2021, and is advising existing drivers to utilize either the Hilltop Reserve setting (2018 and prior) or Target Charge Level (on 2019 models) to cover charge levels.
Battery fires in EVs are extraordinary, however they additionally aren’t new. The NHTSA is as of now examining Tesla over fire reports, while Audi and others have likewise reviewed a few vehicles. Those reviews were normally a lot more modest, however (Audi’s covered only 500 E-Tron units), while GM’s mirrors an enormous part of the Bolt client base. In the case of nothing else, this is an update that there are as yet a couple of waiting inquiries concerning EV battery security.