Chevrolet Bolt – GM recalls nearly 51,000 Bolt electric cars in the US. The company issued an update for the electric vehicle by limiting battery charging to 90% of full charge.
TheNational Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) the United States issued a regulation that owners of electric cars from 2017 to 2019 Chevrolet Bolt may not park their vehicles indoors or leave them charging overnight unattended.
The warning comes after two Bolt electric cars included in GM’s 2020 vehicle recall experienced a recent fire. One fire incident broke out outside the home of a Vermont state legislator earlier in the month, while another occurred in New Jersey.
“At GM, safety is our highest priority, and we are moving as quickly as possible to investigate this matter,” a spokesman for the automaker told CNBC. According to the NHTSA, the batteries in these vehicles included in the safety warning can emit smoke and catch fire.
Reporting from Engadget, GM recalled nearly 51,000 Bolt electric cars in the US. The company issued an update for the electric car by limiting the charging battery to 90% of full charge. Recently, GM said it would install diagnostic software on the cars to prevent further fires. They also promise to test and replace any abnormal batteries.
Part of the reason the ongoing Bolt fire reports are of concern is that the 2017 to 2019 models use the same cells as the Hyundai Kona. Both companies supply batteries for their electric vehicles from LG Chem. Last year, Hyundai recalled 25,564 Kona electric cars after more than a dozen fire incidents and later replaced those batteries in 75,680 vehicles.