GM Restarts Chevrolet Bolt Production
April 8, 2022—General Motors earlier this week announced it has restarted production of its Chevrolet Bolt, more than half a year after the embattled electric vehicle was recalled due to battery issues.
Production of both the Bolt EV and EUV models resumed on Monday according to a report from The Detroit News. GM Spokesperson Kevin Kelly said in a statement the automaker is "excited to have the Bolt ... back in the market."
General Motors issued its first recall of the Bolt last July, and just a month later the automaker completely shuttered production of the EV and recalled all 141,000-plus units of the vehicle. Per the report, GM has confirmed 18 vehicle fires since the recall was issued.
Bolts affected by the recall are still in the process of being repaired. LG Electronics, the supplier of EV batteries for the Chevy Bolt, agreed to pay $1.9 billion of the estimated $2 billion cost to recall and repair affected Bolt models.