The production of the Chevrolet Bolt was previously suspended due to a battery fire hazard. A recall campaign has been announced for 2017-2022 model years.
The Orion plant in Michigan, which produced Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, will be idle until April 4, after which production will resume. All because of the flammable batteries that need to be replaced. Last year, a recall was announced for the 2017-2022 Bolt EV and EUV. Battery maker LG Chem has agreed to reimburse the cost of a $1.9 billion recall campaign.
“Our unprecedented decision to suspend production of the Bolt EV and EUV over the past months has allowed us to make it a priority to replace battery modules for existing vehicles. As a result, we have made replacement very affordable for those Bolt EV owners who were at risk “said GM spokesman Dan Flores.
Despite the global recall, some of the owners still didn’t dare to change the battery.
“We continue to do more replacements every day. With our supplier ramping up battery production, we will be able to combine battery replacements on existing electric vehicles with series production of new vehicles.”
However, Bolt’s prospects remain in doubt. Not least because of the tarnished reputation of the model. Earlier, General Motors announced an investment in this plant, but the funds will be spent on the production of pickups there. Dan Flores spoke to CNN last month and did not comment on the future of the Chevrolet Bolt.