07 Apr '18, 1am

Electric Cars Face a Few Recalls and Service Bulletins—But Not for Serious Concerns https://t.co/MTSC0r1yrd

In the jittery days when the first mainstream electric vehicles were introduced, circa 2011, there was intense public and media scrutiny about the safety and reliability of battery-powered vehicles. EV advocates were concerned about the potential long-term consequences of overblown headlines following a minor isolated incident. Now, with about 800,000 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids on U.S. roads and few defects reported, the technology is proven. Nonetheless, automakers do issue recalls and bulletins for EVs—as they do for all modern automobiles. For example, General Motors yesterday sent a “customer-satisfaction bulletin” asking all owners of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car to contact their dealer to schedule service for a software update. The company made it clear that the action is not a “safety recall.” The step was taken because the company discovered addi...

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