Customers who pre-ordered Chevy Bolt EV were excited when General Motors started selling the bolts much earlier than expected. If you consider yourself lucky for that reason then you may be hit by disappointment and actually leave a number of early adopters stranded in the middle of nowhere. Autoblog got in touch with GM and they admitted that a number of its earliest Bolts have battery issues that could lead to “unexpected loss of propulsion.” The good news is that only around one percent of the 10,000-or-so Bolts produced are affected by this, and the number comes to approximately 100. There is another good news, GM will repair the cast completely free of cost.
According to Chris Bonelli, GM rep some of the first units the company manufactured might show more range than they currently have due to lower battery voltage. In truth, they could have very little charge and could run out of power without warning. A reporter from PlugInCars cars which is a website that covers electric vehicles broke the story because apparently, he was one of those unlucky customers and his car suddenly lost power despite showing 100 miles in range. Latest units of Chevy Bolts don’t have this problem because of updated parts and other changes.
Bonelli said the problem can be fixed either by repairing faulty batteries or replacing them completely. GM has already gotten in touch with customers who might be affected by the issue and will arrange free service for them.