Chevrolet Volt 2021 Canada Performance.
Repairing EVs requires adapted assurance considerations, including specific absorption to the vehicle’s array pack. PHOTO Huw Evans
Repairing EVs requires adapted assurance considerations as able-bodied as adjustment procedures.
On August 21, General Motors appear that it was voluntarily abandoning the actual 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV models not ahead covered in an beforehand recall, forth with all 2020-2022 Bolt EVs, including the afresh appear EUV crossover variant.
The accepted costs from this new anamnesis are accepted to run to at atomic $1 billion U.S., on top of the absolute anamnesis already underway.
In a statement, GM said that two accomplishment defects–a broken anode tab and bankrupt separator aural the aforementioned array corpuscle could potentially advance to the array bore communicable fire.
In July, Vermont State Police1 appear a photo of a austere Chevrolet Volt endemic by State Representative Timothy Briglin—the car had bent bonfire and austere to the arena while anchored at home in his driveway.
The affair is by no agency bedfast to GM. Hyundai additionally afresh appear that it was abandoning about 90,000 of its Kona EV models, citation agnate apropos of abnormal array packs that could aftereffect in cartage communicable bonfire while parked, charging, or in motion.
There accept additionally been added reports, including some awful publicized, apropos EVs communicable bonfire while actuality answerable in the barn at home2 or alike aloof rolling bottomward the street.3
While belief like these do grab the headlines, they additionally accent the charge to exercise precautions back alive on EVs.
For blow repairers that not alone agency compassionate the specific requirements for aliment due to EV