WASHINGTON — General Motors Co on Wednesday encouraged that Chevrolet Bolt electrical motor vehicle entrepreneurs parking in community garages do so on the prime floor or on an open up degree, and at least 50 toes away from other automobiles, citing potential fire pitfalls.
The precaution would “decrease potential problems to structures and nearby autos in the rare party of a probable fire,” a business spokesman claimed in an e-mail. GM despatched a discover to customers who experienced asked about parking troubles, he extra.
GM had formerly requested owners to park Bolt autos outdoors, away from structures, and to not charge them right away.
GM also urged owners to not go away Bolt EVs charging unattended, even if using a charging station in a parking deck. Bloomberg Information described the recommendation earlier.
GM in August widened its Bolt remember to additional than 140,000 cars to switch battery modules, at a expense now estimated at $1.8 billion just after studies of 10 fires. The automaker claimed it would seek reimbursement from GM battery supplier LG.
Past week, the major U.S. automaker explained it would increase a shutdown of a Michigan assembly plant by two weeks in the aftermath of the Bolt battery difficulty recall.
GM explained the extension of the manufacturing halt at its Orion Assembly plant that will go by means of at the very least Sept. 24 was “a end result of a battery pack shortage” connected to the recall.
GM will not resume Bolt output or gross sales until it is content that the remember treatment will address the hearth hazard, it included.