GM tells Bolt EV owners to park 50 feet away from other vehicles

WASHINGTON — Common Motors Co on Wednesday recommended that Chevrolet Bolt electric powered auto proprietors parking in public garages do so on the top rated floor or on an open degree, and at the very least 50 feet absent from other motor vehicles, citing possible hearth challenges.

The precaution would “lower potential problems to structures and nearby automobiles in the uncommon function of a opportunity fireplace,” a company spokesman stated in an e mail. GM sent a discover to people who had asked about parking challenges, he extra.

GM experienced previously requested entrepreneurs to park Bolt cars outdoor, absent from structures, and to not cost them overnight.

GM also urged entrepreneurs to not go away Bolt EVs charging unattended, even if making use of a charging station in a parking deck. Bloomberg News noted the advice earlier.

GM in August widened its Bolt remember to far more than 140,000 vehicles to exchange battery modules, at a price now approximated at $1.8 billion right after stories of 10 fires. The automaker claimed it would look for reimbursement from GM battery provider LG.

Very last week, the biggest U.S. automaker explained it would extend a shutdown of a Michigan assembly plant by two weeks in the aftermath of the Bolt battery issue remember.

GM claimed the extension of the creation halt at its Orion Assembly plant that will go via at the very least Sept. 24 was “a consequence of a battery pack scarcity” similar to the remember.

GM will not resume Bolt creation or revenue till it is content that the remember treatment will deal with the fireplace chance, it additional.