The Chevy Bolt Recall & The EV Battery Fire Problem

Note: Yes, It's thermal runaway, not runway. I am sorry.

A little while ago, GM began telling the customers of their Chevrolet Bolt not to use them.

This is due to a rash of battery-related fires that have triggered three recalls and cost GM $1.8 billion in warranty costs. GM is looking to pass those costs onto their battery supplier - LG Energy Solution. Sometimes also referred to as LG Chem, of which they are a recent spinoff.

LG has acknowledged their responsibility in the whole situation - attributing it to a cell manufacturing quality problem. Lawsuits are probably forthcoming.

This kerfuffle illustrates a going concern with this latest generation of high-energy EV batteries: Fires. In this video, we are going to take a look at these high profile electric vehicle events and what it means for the industry.

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