As Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Recalled, Are LG Energy Battery EVs A Bad Choice?

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Last year, electric vehicle recalls were dominated by two different battery fire recalls by Chevrolet and Hyundai – both centered around battery packs made by LG Energy.

Now Stellantis has recalled the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid for an eerily similar problem. Does this mean buying an LG Energy EV is still a bad choice?

00:00 – Introduction
01:11 – Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid recall
02:41 – History of LG Cells
04:05 – How Bolt, Kona EV cells changed things
04:23 – Construction changes
05:03 – Bolt and Kona now fixed but…
06:23 – Other LG Energy cars have issues, few fires
07:07 – Details of the Pacifica Hybrid recall
08:33 – Ford as an outlier
09:29 – SK Innovation doesn’t have the same issues
10:23 – Closing thoughts
Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Camera: Michael Horton
Audio: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
End Credits, Artwork: Erin Carlie
Coloring: Winter Tashlin
Editor, Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2022

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