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GM Will Restart the Bolt EV Production on April 4, Killing Rumors That It Would Die
GM Will Restart the Bolt EV Production on April 4, Killing Rumors That It Would Die

15 Feb 2022, 23:54 UTC / It eventually will, but only when the American automaker scheduled that to happen: by 2023, while the Bolt EUV will die in 2024.

 
Elon Musk Attacking the Press Will Not Make Him Right About FSD
Elon Musk Attacking the Press Will Not Make Him Right About FSD

2 Feb 2022, 18:11 UTC / In the same tweet in which he attacked Tom Krisher, Musk also said the FSD recall was not about safety and downplayed the speed of FSD’s rolling stops.

 
After GM, Stellantis Also Joins Forces With LGES to Manufacture Batteries
After GM, Stellantis Also Joins Forces With LGES to Manufacture Batteries

18 Oct 2021, 07:49 UTC / Stellantis and LGES will make a joint venture to produce cells for electric cars in the U.S. for delivering up to 40 GWh in batteries by 2024

 
Chevy Bolt EV Recall Will Cost LG $1.9 Billion, 95% of the Total Cost
Chevy Bolt EV Recall Will Cost LG $1.9 Billion, 95% of the Total Cost

12 Oct 2021, 12:55 UTC / According to Reuters, the cost division has included LG Chem, which owns LGES, and LG Electronics, which assembles the battery packs

 
GM Says LGES Is Now Producing Defect-Free Battery Modules for Bolt EV and EUV
GM Says LGES Is Now Producing Defect-Free Battery Modules for Bolt EV and EUV

20 Sep 2021, 22:00 UTC / The automaker expects the first components to reach dealerships by mid-October. It also promises a software safeguard to monitor the cells.

 
GM Extends Suspension of Bolt EV Production Until Mid-October
GM Extends Suspension of Bolt EV Production Until Mid-October

17 Sep 2021, 10:33 UTC / It would be waiting to have trustworthy batteries from LGES. However, if that is really the case, the company may get back to production only in November

 
GM Would Be Asking Bolt EV Owners to Park 50 Feet Away From Other Cars
GM Would Be Asking Bolt EV Owners to Park 50 Feet Away From Other Cars

16 Sep 2021, 13:19 UTC / The new precaution does not show up on the recall page, but should be followed by all owners until their cars get the proper repair

 
While GM Teaches LGES Quality Control, Chevy Bolt EV Catches Fire Inside Garage
While GM Teaches LGES Quality Control, Chevy Bolt EV Catches Fire Inside Garage

14 Sep 2021, 14:42 UTC / Although this is ultimately on GM, the company warned owners more than once that they should not park inside until the recall is done.

 
GM Will Teach LGES Quality Control to Replace Battery Packs on Bolt EV Units
GM Will Teach LGES Quality Control to Replace Battery Packs on Bolt EV Units

13 Sep 2021, 17:47 UTC / The companies tried to make it sound like some trivial procedure, but it only reveals how LGES has to step up its game quickly.

 
GM Finally Reveals Chevy Bolt EV Battery Defects: It Will Recall All Cars
GM Finally Reveals Chevy Bolt EV Battery Defects: It Will Recall All Cars

21 Aug 2021, 07:14 UTC / A torn anode tab and a folder separator would have caused the fires. The additional cost for the recall will be $1 billion.

 
GM Estimates It Will Spend $11,650 in Each Recalled Chevy Bolt EV
GM Estimates It Will Spend $11,650 in Each Recalled Chevy Bolt EV

6 Aug 2021, 10:31 UTC / The company released its Q2 2021 results and included that its net income of $2.8 billion was affected by $800 million in Bolt EV warranty recall costs.

 
GM Will Finally Replace Defective Modules to Avoid Bolt EV Fires
GM Will Finally Replace Defective Modules to Avoid Bolt EV Fires

23 Jul 2021, 14:42 UTC / The company announced that it has identified with LG “two rare manufacturing defects in the same battery cell” that cause the fires.

 
GM Tacitly Admits Bolt EV Recall Is Not Enough, Asks Owners to Park Outside
GM Tacitly Admits Bolt EV Recall Is Not Enough, Asks Owners to Park Outside

15 Jul 2021, 11:12 UTC / The company said that in a recall update, also asking that the car is not charged overnight. There has been a second fire already.

 
Recall Did Not Prevent a Chevrolet Bolt EV From Burning
Recall Did Not Prevent a Chevrolet Bolt EV From Burning

9 Jul 2021, 16:12 UTC / GM refused to talk if the repair would be enough when it released it. The new blaze screams that it may not be the case.