General Motors has announced production of the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV have finally restarted at its Orion Assembly plant in Michigan.
The automaker revealed in its Q1 2022 report that production would resume on April 4, and GM spokesman Kevin Kelly confirmed the restart with The Detroit News this morning.
“Production of the Bolt EV/EUV resumed today, as planned. We’re excited to have The Bolt EV/EUV back in the market.”
General Motors was forced to halt production of the Bolt EV/EUV in August last year following up to 18 reported cases of the cars catching fire.
After a thorough investigation the fault was determined to be an issue with the battery pack, which could have a torn anode tab and folded separator.
The issue was serious enough to initiate a recall of all 141,000+ Bolt EV and EUVs ever built to replace each battery pack, costing an estimated $2 billion.
Battery supplier LG Energy Solutions agreed to pay $1.9 billion towards the recall, one of the most expensive in automotive history.
Source: Detroit News