This suggestion comes from GM.
Chevy Bolt fires are a well-known problem.
More than 140,000 Bolts are now part of a safety recall.
The Chevrolet Bolt isn’t exactly doing well these days. It started with a few battery fires, then a recall involving all 2017-2019, to then seeing all cars from 2017 to 2022 either recalled or put on hold due to battery issues. Owners were told not to park their vehicles outdoors and not charge them overnight. Now, GM’s recommending that the Bolt be parked at least 50 feet away from the closest vehicle.
GM Extends Bolt EV Recall to Chevrolet Bolt EUV and All Model Years
Based on all the suggestions made to Bolt owners, their only option is to now park their EV in a deserted field. Based on the source story, positioning their car no more than 50 feet from another vehicle serves as a precaution to “reduce potential damage to structures and nearby vehicles in the rare event of a potential fire,”
To recap, GM insisted Chevrolet Bolt owners not leave their cars unattended while charging, to not fully charge them, and to not park them in a parking facility. The battery issue is being looked at by LG Chem, the supplier, and GM is also involved in fixing the bug.
Currently, the production of the new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV is on hold.