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Chevy Bolt EV’s back seat fires prompt federal investigation

Chevy Bolt EV's back seat fires prompt federal investigationAfter two Chevrolet Bolt EV owners reported fires breaking out under their cars' back seats, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the cause. Two owners of 2018 and 2019 Bolt electric vehicles reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the cars had caught fire under the back seats, in the battery compartments, while the cars were parked. Researchers from the NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation then found a third affected car: A 2017 Bolt with similar burn pattern in the back seat. So, last week, the federal agency opened an official investigation, a first for General Motors' only electric vehicle.  Read more... More about Electric Vehicles, Chevy Bolt, Tech, and Transportation

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