2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt EV is equipped with one of the biggest battery packs among EVs (at least without a Tesla badge on the front) - a 60 kWh unit that provides 238 miles of range.

The battery is covered by a 8 years/100,000 miles warranty in event of failure.

As in case of many other EVs, there is the possibility to solve potential problems (fault or degradation over time) with the replacement of a new whole pack, or individual modules.

According to Fred Ligouri of Chevrolet Communications who send info to GreenCarReports, the battery pack replacement (the worst case scenario) costs $15,734.29.   And naturally if you aren't keen to pay dealer MSRP, a pack can easily be procured for less (Google is your friend). 

The part number is: 24285978.

Fred Ligouri stressed that so far there was not a single Chevrolet Volt pack replacement under warranty, which should increase peace of mind of Bolt owners - although the chemistry found in the older Volts is not the same as in the Bolt EV.

"The current list price of a Bolt EV HV battery pack is $15,734.29 and the part number is 24285978."

A shot of the Bolt EV's battery pack from a pre-release test drive we attended in California (InsideEVs/George B)

A shot of the Bolt EV's battery pack from a pre-release test drive we attended in California (InsideEVs/George B)

"The Bolt EV battery is covered by the electric-car propulsion warranty (see specifics below) and Bolt EV customers shouldn’t expect to pay parts costs for warrantied repairs.

In years of Volt sales we have yet to replace a single battery pack under warranty for general capacity degradation, and many owners are still reporting they enjoy the same range capability they had when they purchased the car.

Whole battery-pack replacement is also largely mitigated by the design, manufacturing technique, dealer diagnostic, and repair tools included to support the manufacture, sale, and service needs of the Bolt EV, meaning individual modules can be replaced should it be required.

In addition to the 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Coverage, Chevrolet warrants certain components for each Bolt EV for 8 years or 100,000 miles (160, 000 kilometers), whichever comes first, from the original in-service date of the vehicle ... for repairs to the specific electric propulsion components of the vehicle."

Chevrolet Bolt EV 60 kWh NMC battery

Chevrolet Bolt EV 60 kWh NMC battery

Chevrolet Bolt EV battery finding a home!

Chevrolet Bolt EV battery finding a home!

Chevrolet Bolt EV 60 kWh Battery

Chevrolet Bolt EV 60 kWh Battery

GM's family of batteries: Left to right: a first generation Volt, a second generation Volt, and a Spark EV, and a 60 kWh Bolt EV pack (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)

GM's family of batteries: Left to right: a first generation Volt, a second generation Volt, and a Spark EV, and a 60 kWh Bolt EV pack (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)

 

source: GreenCarReports