“I bought mine Chevrolet Bolt EV In 2017 and on the odometer I had over 240,000 kilometers, but never had problems. Due to GM’s recall, I replaced my vehicle’s battery. I wonder how many more kilometers my car and its engine can take as a result of the operation? “
– Christian Laforge
Hello. This reminder of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Including 2019 will cost a small fortune. In general, we are talking about an invoice of US $ 800 million. In Canada, 7,983 units will benefit from the recall. We are indebted to briefly describe the problem these bolts face. The battery is likely to overheat despite temperature management. We have observed some cases of Bolt’s “sudden combustion”. Obviously, this is very dangerous. GM made some fixes in the previous recall, where the maximum load was limited to 90%.
Despite this effort, the problem remains, which now forces the manufacturer to fully recall the Bolt EVs with the first generation 60 kW battery that powers the 2017 to 2019 model years. It is important to note that the 2020 and 2021 versions are not as affected as 2022 with a 66 kW battery and a 65 kW battery.
So from 2017 to 2019 Bolt owners will benefit from the newest battery. Why say they will benefit? Although Bolt EV batteries are not known to deteriorate quickly, they still lose a few kilometers a year. In this case, it is reset with full and complete autonomy regained. Losing your car for a few hours is definitely uncomfortable, but worth repairing. After all, a new battery from Chevrolet Bolt EV Easily worth more than $ 20,000.
As for your remaining bolt at 240,000 kilometers, you should know that an electric car has far fewer mechanical parts than an automobile with a combustion engine. For example, a gasoline or diesel engine has several thousand parts, while an electric motor has only ten. In addition, like heat engines, electric motors do not really wear out. In addition, the transmission with its fixed ratio is also an example of simplicity, which is not really the case with the traditional automatic gearbox.
As for the rest of the car, since you drove over 240,000 kilometers on your Bolt, you know that maintenance is very cheap and inexpensive. Since the bolt has a regenerative braking system with a pedal drive, it is always important to service and clean the brake components. During these inspections, see also the occasional suspension. For the rest, there is nothing big to verify.
With regular maintenance, your bolt can travel 240,000 kilometers without much trouble and much more!
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