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GM to Resume Bolt Production as Fix Found for Battery Fires

  • Manufacturing was halted in August amid electric car’s recall
  • New Cadillac and Hummer vehicles will lead GM’s EV strategy
 Chevrolet Bolt

 Chevrolet Bolt

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General Motors Co. will resume production of the Chevrolet Bolt and larger Bolt EUV electric vehicles in April after the automaker and its battery partner, an LG Group company, found a solution to its manufacturing gaffes. 

GM stopped production of the Bolt in August and recalled nearly 143,000 of them, which includes every one the company ever made, because a manufacturing defect at LG’s battery plant resulted in at least 13 fires. The company hasn’t made new Bolts because it had been redirecting limited supplies of new batteries to replace the defective storage system in recalled vehicles.