Jay Leno says, ‘the electric car is here to stay,’ despite Chevy Bolt recalls

Jay Leno gave CNBC’s “The Information with Shepard Smith” an optimistic outlook when it arrives to the foreseeable future of electric powered cars and trucks, irrespective of the hottest warning from General Motors to house owners of some Chevy Bolts, advising them not to park within just 50 toes of other cars.

“The previous days of outdated engineering are constantly greater than the initially times of new technological know-how, but we’re outside of the initial times of new technologies,” explained Leno, the host of CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage.” “I imply, the electric powered car or truck is right here to remain. I forecast a youngster born these days will most likely drive in a gasoline powered motor vehicle about as generally as you would travel in a vehicle with a stick change now.”

GM’s most up-to-date warning follows the Detroit automaker recalling extra than 140,000 of the EVs manufactured because 2016 because of to the danger of batteries spontaneously catching hearth from “two scarce manufacturing flaws.”

Leno instructed host Shepard Smith that, in comparison, electrical car or truck fires are significantly less critical than fires in gas-driven autos. 

“I signify the advantage, if there is one particular, to an EV fire is, it would not blow up,” Leno explained. “You’re in it, you smell one thing, you will find smoke, and then it will not go up in a ball the way a gasoline automobile would. Which is not to say it’s not perilous and, with any luck ,, they will take care of the challenge.”

“Jay Leno’s Garage” season 6 premieres Wednesday, September 22 at 10 pm ET/PT on CNBC.