General Motors recalls tens of thousands of electric vehicles

The recall was caused by fires in the 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt.

General Motors has announced a recall of 68,677 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles worldwide. The cause was identified as the risk of spontaneous combustion: five cars of this brand had fires; in two cases, they caused burns. According to preliminary data, in all cases, the batteries were fully charged or 90%.

The recall concerns 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles with high-voltage batteries manufactured at the LG Chem Ltd plant in South Korea.

The national highway traffic safety administration also announced the beginning of an investigation into the fires.

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