GM latest automaker to recall EV for battery-fire risk

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General Motors is recalling about 70,000 of its Chevrolet Bolt battery-powered cars due to a fire risk, the latest in a series of safety-related automaker callbacks stemming from problems with electric-vehicle batteries. The Detroit-based company said on Friday it is recalling 68,667 2017-2019 model year Bolt hatchbacks delivered globally, including almost 51,000 sold in the US, with high-voltage batteries made by LG Chem that may catch fire when charged above 90 per cent. “We’re working around the clock together to come up with the root cause of this issue,” said Dan Flores, a GM spokesman. The recall involves cars with South Korean-made batteries used in Bolts for its debut 2017 model year and also the 2018 model year, as well as some for 2019. The remainder and all 2020 model-year cars use more...