From Plug and Play EV.
Battery replacements are underway! And the Bolt EV/EUV line is set to resume production on November 1st, 2021, so are we finally putting the Bolt fire saga to bed?
Yes and no, as the population in line for full battery pack replacement – new chemistry, 8% more range for 2017-’19 owners – runs into six figures and some model years appear to be at higher risk than others. As a result, certain owners are more likely to see a full hardware resolution than others, while many will have to be content with another software solution until 2022.
Nonetheless, progress is promising and seeing older Bolts with upgraded, defect free (fingers crossed!) batteries is a sight for sore eyes and the promise of returning to 100% state of charge as winter arrives could be enough for everyone else.
This video looks at the details of the various recalls floating around and what Bolt EV owners will need to do when battery replacement time rolls around.
0:00 – Intro
0:19 – Back to the Bolt EV recall
0:46 – Battery replacements begin
1:46 – Applicable recall numbers by model year
2:50 – Where to find recall info in the MyChevy app
3:37 – How to prepare for a Bolt EV battery replacement
5:03 – What about the new battery diagnostics software?
7:50 – Who gets a new battery pack first?
9:00 – Battery upgrades abound!
10:08 – Outro
As promised in the video, here are some of the deep-dive videos into the Bolt EV for anyone interested to see what their vehicle is in for:
2017 Chevy Bolt EV Battery Removal – https://youtu.be/N3G8JGsEjPA
2017 Chevy Bolt EV Battery Disassembly – https://youtu.be/ssU2mjiNi_Q
2017 Chevy Bolt EV Battery Reassembly – https://youtu.be/ZBzRKglr95U
Chevy Rep Runs Through Bolt EV Battery Pack – https://youtu.be/sLFOxgBDuB8
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