The combination of cold-weather and a recent software update is diminishing the Chevy Bolt's range by an estimated 33% according to a new class-action lawsuit. That has sparked some serious range anxiety for Canadian owners. Most EV owners are aware that cold weather is going to slow the battery down a bit, but that problem has been compounded by GM's decision to limit the Bolt's charging capacity to 90%.
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- That limitation is temporarily in place to prevent the car from catching on fire. Seems like a good idea. Although I guess if you ended up stranded on the side of a cold Canadian highway a Bolt bonfire isn't the worst thing that could happen.
- This isn't the only range anxiety lawsuit to pop up after that decision. And with cold-weather swooping all the way down to Texas I wouldn't be surprised if we see more like it.
GM is asking 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt owners to temporarily limit their battery's charging capacity so the battery's defective cells won't spark a flame and make the EV extra crispy as it charges to 100%. A more permanent solution is expect