Class-action lawsuit launched in Quebec against General Motors over Chevy Bolt EV fires

The Superior Court of Quebec authorized the exercise of a class action against General Motors late on Monday afternoon.

Per Le Journal de Montreal, the class-action lawsuit is over the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the multiple issues with the vehicle and is being led by Francois Decary-Girardeau.

The suit alleges that General Motors was aware of latent and safety defects and omitted material facts about the vehicle.

The suit asks for a payment of $71,000 for each owner of a 2017-2022 Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV 2022.

The $71,000 breaks down into two separate amounts for damages.

  • $33,000 for the cancellation of the sale or reduction of the sale price of the vehicle.
  • $38,000 for damages to owners as punishment for the alleged faults of General Motors.

Per the lawsuit, General Motors changed Mr Decary-Girardeau’s Bolt battery in January 2022 as part of the recall. However, the battery range of the replacement battery in winter conditions has been substantially reduced per the lawsuit.

General Motors, for its sake, has noted that the battery swaps have extended the life of the vehicles. However, the company has not offered other compensation for the months of inconvenience faced by Bolt owners.

The next hearing on the case will take place within the next 45 days in Montreal in front of Judge Christian Immer.

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