LG is once again making batteries for the Chevy Bolt, and General Motors says that it worked closely with the South Korean conglomerate to make sure the new cells are free of defects that have led to at lest a dozen fires in the automaker’s electric vehicle and a massive recall. GM says it will start swapping the new batteries into Bolt EVs in October, though it did not say when it will restart production of brand new versions of the electric car.
Owners of older Bolts (model years 2017 to 2019) will have all the modules in their battery packs swapped for new ones. Owners of newer models may only get individual modules changed out, GM said.
GM said Monday that it will also have dealers start installing new diagnostic software on Bolts...