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GM Lifts Parking, Charging Restrictions on Some Bolts

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Nov. 23, 2021—General Motors on Friday started installing software in some 2019 Chevrolet Bolts to lift restrictions on parking and charging that were put in place due to a battery fire recall.

The software will cap the Bolt's maximum battery capacity at 80 percent, according to a report from The Detroit News, which will allow owners to resume indoor charging and parking, overnight charging and using the car while under 70 miles of available range remaining. It will also be able to detect "battery abnormalities" per the report.     

The software is currently available for 2019 models, and GM is expected to release it for all 141,000-plus recalled units within the next 30 days.

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