UPDATE: Bolt EV Fire : GM Announces Full Battery Module Replacement - Here's What You Need To Know!
UPDATE: Since publishing this video, we're hearing reports of a 2020 Bolt EV that caught fire yesterday in California. We are waiting to hear more information on this story and have reached out to GM for comment. As soon as we know, we'll share.-------------------------------The ongoing problem of Chevrolet Bolt EV battery packs causing fires has been with us for just about a year. And while GM has promised several times it has got a solution to prevent further fires, it's struggled to follow through. Yesterday, it announced its latest approach to the problem: replacing all battery modules in affected 2017 through 2019 Bolt EVs. Here's what you need to know, as well as our take on the topic from the perspective of Bolt EV owners. Watch the Bolt EV playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbSi2HKjgnA&list=PL0tVAP7GqUpbUPYGFxjK1IroRKpFD9mO2Watch the Bolt EV battery disassembly with @WeberAuto here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssU2mjiNi_Q 00:00 - Introduction00:55 - Bolt and Kona recalls - Quick reminder03:03 - Battery replacements planned03:53 - GM confirms new campaign05:15 - Timelines are vague05:58 - Deep discharge priority?06:53 - A change of heart?07:30 - What doesn’t make sense09:30 - New modules, new warranty11:05 - Our team’s position within the buyback process12:03 - What now?14:40 - Thanks, and goodbye!Presenter: Nikki Gordon-BloomfieldScript: Nikki Gordon-BloomfieldProduced: Transport EvolvedTeeshirt: Transport Evolved---------------------------------This video was made possible thanks to the kind donations of our supporters on Patreon and Ko-fi. Join them in supporting us.Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolvedBuy the team a coffee -- or a meal! https://ko-fi.com/transportevolved Donate using bitcoin: BC1QRZRGCCXUKPDZ2DZ9KX9JYJXMZDYHYGFZ0MN4WHSupport us by buying some merch at https://www.redbubble.com/people/TransportEVd/shopFollow our 'second' channel - Transport Evolved Take Two, at https://www.youtube.com/transportevolvedtake2Check out our 'TE Shorts' channel at - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvnxYvHjCg_Vw-dOFnzpTQ/featuredFollow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve