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News Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV Production Back Online

Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV Production Back Online

After being down for five months, Chevrolet Bolt production resumes at GM’s Lake Orion Assembly plant in Michigan

  • Production went down in late 2021 and up until now.

  • Battery recalls and issues were at fault.

The last 18 months or so have been difficult for GM’s first mass-produced EV, the Chevrolet Bolt. A number of fires and complaints prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to open an investigation into the issue eventually leading to production being halted.

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The timing could not have been worse as Chevrolet had just recently introduced the updated Bolt EV and new Bolt EUV. At first, the battery recall affected only earlier 2017-2019 model year Bolts but eventually, all were involved.

It was discovered that the batteries, provided by LG Energy Solution, may include a torn anode and folded separator that, as a consequence, could lead to the battery packs combusting, as reported by GMAuthority.

With batteries being in short supply and more than 140,000 Bolts recalled, GM had no choice but to stop new Bolt EV and Bolt EUV output and focus on replacing the faulty batteries.

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As of now, production at GM’s Lake Orion Assembly plant in Michigan has resumed. This same plant will be upgraded to build both the Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV pickups.

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