General Motors unveiled the refreshed 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and all-new 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV in a joint debut in February of 2021. Now, GM Authority has learned when the following model years, including the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV, will begin production.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV are slated to begin production on May 9th. Production of the electric hatchbacks takes place exclusively at the GM Lake Orion Assembly plant in Michigan. What’s more, order books for the two all-electric vehicles will open on March 10th.
Of course, it should be mentioned that these are merely the scheduled dates, and it is possible that they may be changed sometime in the future, especially when considering that production of the 2022 Chevy Bolt models has yet to be restarted.
Last year, GM paused production of the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV due to a recall tied to fires that resulted from a battery pack manufacturing defect. Production remained offline for the latter part of 2021 and the first few months of 2022, with GM prioritizing repairs for owners affected by the recall.
However, as GM Authority covered previously, it’s expected that production of both models will come back online on April 4th, 2022.
Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) closed its investigation into battery pack fires. The investigation was initially opened in October of 2020 following reports that units of the Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV had caught fire while charging, or when the vehicles had reached the end of the battery charging cycle.
An internal investigation by battery supplier LG Energy Solution revealed that the fires had occurred as a result of two individual manufacturing defects in the batteries themselves, specifically a torn anode tab and also a folded separator.
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