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GM to spend $1 billion to expand Chevy
Bolt EV recall due to fires

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Posted By: earlybird, 8/20/2021 5:07:06 PM

DETROIT – General Motors on Friday said it is expanding its recent recall of Chevrolet Bolt EVs to newer models of the electric car due to potential fire risks. The recall expansion is expected to cost the automaker an additional $1 billion, bringing the recall’s total to $1.8 billion to replace potentially defective battery modules in the vehicles. About 73,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada are being added to the recall from the 2019-2022 model years, including a recently launched larger version of the car called the Bolt EUV. The former recall involved about 69,000 of the cars globally, including nearly 51,000 in the U.S.


In other news: Chevy Bolt EV & EUV Production To Halt Soon: GM To Idle EV Plant
Both former LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fool Adam Schiff proudly drive Bolts.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: stevendm 8/20/2021 5:12:20 PM (No. 886611)
Who knew they sold that many. I live in liberal Austin and don't see any of them.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ragman73 8/20/2021 5:16:17 PM (No. 886616)
It takes some effort to make the Chevy Vega or the Ford Pinto look good.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 8/20/2021 5:18:01 PM (No. 886618)
I have never seen one on the road. I have seen ONE "Volt" which has the gas engine to keep it going. In this high $$ county, Teslas are seen reasonably often, maybe once a day or every other day. Just folks trying to be superior by "saving the planet" and all that baloney. I hope it costs GM a LOT for these worthless toys.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 8/20/2021 5:29:43 PM (No. 886638)
Don't burn fossil fuels! Burn yourself and your family.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: harleynyc 8/20/2021 5:31:08 PM (No. 886639)
Who ? Where ? Haven't seen one here either.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: fishbone 8/20/2021 5:33:43 PM (No. 886643)
My thoughts are they are looking for a payout/bailout from Uncle Sugar for being so "green". Most of those autos are probably in some desert burial site and not in someone's garage. Fake "sales"?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribicon 8/20/2021 5:46:19 PM (No. 886657)
The same way the feds guaranteed that the lenders would be bailed out when the housing bubble popped (Thanks, President Dubya), you can bet that they guaranteed money to GM if this known boondoggle wound up costing them any money. The men behind the curtain decided that the USA needed an "ownership society" of illegal aliens buying houses, and we also need battery-powered cars with very limited range.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Madman2 8/20/2021 5:48:19 PM (No. 886660)
The battery technology still isn't there for every day commercial use if these things are spontaneously catching fire. Will the "environmentalists" take responsibility for pushing unproven technology too fast? Don't hold your breath.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Omen55 8/20/2021 6:00:13 PM (No. 886675)
More fools they for buying it.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 8/20/2021 6:40:07 PM (No. 886726)
One day an EV battery is going to catch fire in a long, crowded tunnel where firetrucks cannot access it. The thick arid smoke will quickly fill the tunnel, soon billowing out of both ends. The vehicles behind the EV will be able to get out of the tunnel only by backing up or - good luck - turning aroind in all the smoke. Unless flooded with huge amounts of water, a fire enveloped EV burns for many hours, giving off immense amounts of smoke and heat. No thanks! I do not want one of these.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 8/20/2021 7:00:23 PM (No. 886758)
"GM customers can be confident in our commitment to taking the steps to ensure the safety of these vehicles.” I guess this isn't funny to the people who were suckered into buying these combustible pieces of junk but I think it is. This is supposed to be our future under Biden and his Leftist Loons and it's working out like everything else he has decreed.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/20/2021 7:01:13 PM (No. 886760)
Leap right in there folks. Only buying decision is whether your GREEN Chevy burns your house down or your GREEN Tesla runs into a cop car. Either way costs you a lot of GREEN.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/20/2021 7:05:40 PM (No. 886762)
Yea, that thing, well we named it Bolt because it's such a superior vehicle it was designed to attract Lighting Bolts for recharge...yea, that's it...
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Reply 14 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/20/2021 7:32:43 PM (No. 886803)
They EV's and wind energy are really thrilling. Incinerating fires and no energy. Really appreciate these gifts from the left.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 8/20/2021 8:07:29 PM (No. 886824)
I won't be purchasing one, and I know I'm not alone.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: padiva 8/20/2021 8:51:07 PM (No. 886863)
And when our military tanks go to electric.......will war take a 'time out' for refueling?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: FunOne 8/20/2021 9:07:04 PM (No. 886876)
I would bet that no one on Lucianne owns an electric (coal operated) vehicle. But if you have a neighbor with a garage in his/her basement, you might suggest that they ought to park the car at least 70 feet from the house.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 8/20/2021 9:16:39 PM (No. 886884)
I'm holding out for a solar car that'll get me from SF to NYC on two days of sunlight - with the radio blasting the whole way.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: mc squared 8/20/2021 9:40:01 PM (No. 886905)
And the resale?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Strike3 8/20/2021 9:58:39 PM (No. 886924)
The bulk of these toys were probably bought for government fleets, Post Office, etc. Biden's sneaky way of getting the taxpayers to buy them without buying them. That dimwit woman who runs GM will now have to explain to the stockholders why things aren't going so well.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 8/21/2021 12:03:26 PM (No. 887458)
#18, such vehicles did exist for some fun college engineering competitions. Officially the American Solar Challenge, IIRC, also called Sunrayce. I was peripherally involved in the design of a SunRayce car for the Univ of Missouri, Columbia. I did advisory work on the suspension and did the race-rules-required structural validation of the vehicle frame for roll over and crash worthiness. These vehicles were ultra light weight, would just BARELY fit in a student, and looked generally like a weird flying saucer with solar panels covering the top, and narrow wheels protruding from the high, aerodynamically smooth bottom. A tiny plexiglass canopy over the driver's head permitted vision from the nearly laydown position. they were a fun educational project for engineering students, and all that.....but only slightly more practical than a hot air balloon for daily transportation. Here's a couple of online images of a fairly typical racers, not the one I was associated with many years ago.
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