Authored By: Candace Whitman
According to Andrew J. Hawkins of The Verge, a class action lawsuit has been filed against General Motors (GM) due to allegations that the battery in their Chevy Bolt poses serious fire risks.
GM recently recalled 68,000 of the electric vehicles as a result of this issue. The defective battery has caused at least five fires. Hawkins says the risk is particularly with batteries that are fully or close to fully charged.
According to The Verge article, “The lawsuit accuses the company of fraud, negligent practices, and ‘knowingly introducing defective vehicles into the marketplace and defrauding consumers across the country.’”
GM plans to push out a software update to the vehicles that will limit the maximum charge of the vehicle to 90%. The plaintiff disagrees with this solution because they say it will decrease the number of miles the car can travel after being fully charged.
To read more details about this lawsuit, click here to read Hawkins’ article.
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