Bolt's (really, pretty much all BEVs) battery is much better packaged, fitting over 3x the capacity in less "intruding into the cabin space". I've always fantasized about a gen3 Volt with half or third of a Bolt's battery pack in it (in floor)... tons of range, no loss of cabin space, 3 real rear seats, etc.Not sure where you would fit nearly double the battery without removing the gasoline engine.
Now you have. My early 2018 experienced a gradual high voltage battery failure about 4 months after purchase. GM provided a new battery at no cost. This took almost two weeks to ship and install. I had a loaner Malibu, so that was fine.https://insideevs.com/zero-first-ge...ks-replaced-due-general-capacity-degradation/
In addition to this story, I have not heard of any forum member who had to have a full battery replaced.
Just curious — did they say what caused the systemic failure of the battery pack?Now you have. My early 2018 experienced a gradual high voltage battery failure about 4 months after purchase. GM provided a new battery at no cost. This took almost two weeks to ship and install. I had a loaner Malibu, so that was fine.
Nope. My local dealer opened a ticket with GM Technical Assistance Center, and sent them diagnostic logs. The TAC made the call that the battery was bad, and I doubt the local dealer understands what happened either.Just curious — did they say what caused the systemic failure of the battery pack?
A few out of 200,000. Free under the 8 year/100k mile (10 year/150k mile in CA) warranty. Outside the warranty DIY or via a dealer, costs will varywidely.Just wondering if anyone has had to replace batteries in a Volt and if so, how much did the batteries cost?
No, nor do I expect them to ever be available. Used from auto salvage yards are available.Are aftermarket batteries available yet?
GM's pre-production testing went to 200,000 miles (2X warranty) with no issues. Unlike air-cooled battery's from Nissan and others, GM's are aggressively (Dextron) water cooled to keep them from the degradation caused by heat, a known battery killer.Any data on how long the batteries last?