Not Over Yet: B.C. supreme court files class-action against GM for Bolt battery defects

Victoria, British Columbia — Just when General Motors thought it was clear of the Chevrolet Bolt controversy, the OEM has yet another class-action lawsuit levelled at it, this time from a class of concerned Canadians. The suit currently before British Columbia’s Supreme Court alleges that GM was aware of the defects present in the Chevrolet […]

Bolt Battle: Class action launched against GM for Bolt fires

Toronto, Ontario — Taking more than a year of tensions surrounding the Chevrolet Bolt to new heights, a class action lawsuit has been levelled against General Motors alleging that the EV is unsafe due to its known fire risks. David Kennedy v. General Motors Company et al., currently before California’s northern district court, refers to […]

Power Saving Mode: Chevrolet Bolt update limits range to curb fire risk

Toronto, Ontario — Drivers of the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt will have their full parking privileges back “in the coming weeks” as General Motors announced that a new software update is expected to significantly reduce fire risk in the vehicle. A spokesperson from GM said that the update will limit the maximum state of charge for […]

Bolt Bill: General Motors and LG Electronics reach agreement on Bolt recall costs

Warren, Michigan — General Motors has announced that they have reached an agreement with LG Electronics to be reimbursed for the cost of the recall of the Chevrolet Bolt EV. As a result of the agreement, GM will recognize an estimated recovery in its third-quarter earnings that will offset $1.9 billion of $2 billion in […]

EV/AV Report: September 20, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, KIA reveals the pricing of the 2022 Sorento Turbo PHEV, GM tells Bolt owners to keep their distance and Whitby, Ont. makes a splash in the world of autonomous transit. Last, but not least KIA has announced pricing for the recently unveiled 2022 Sorento […]

The Smoke Clears: GM announces fix to Bolt battery fire issue

Detroit, Michigan — In a piece of good news for the automotive supply chain and drivers alike, engineers at General Motors have figured out how to fix a battery problem with the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatchback that has already caused five of them to catch fire. The company says they developed diagnostic software to look […]