Got a 2020-2022 Bolt EV? No Battery For You! What’s Changed – And What’s Happening Now?

From Transport Evolved.

We’ve been covering battery fires and subsequent battery recalls for Chevrolet Bolt EVs now since late 2020 – and last year, we postulated that the recall is likely finally over.

But last week, Chevrolet told owners of 2020-2022 Bolt EVs (who have yet to get the recall carried out) that they won’t be getting a battery back but instead a battery software monitoring solution that will keep an eye on the battery – and only mark a car as one that requires its battery replaced if it deems necessary.

Here’s what we know – and what to do next.


00:00 – Start
01:55 – Disclaimer
02:21 – History Recap
04:42 – How to check to see if the battery has been replaced
05:57 – The Battery replacement – and who got it first
07:19 – What 2020-2022 Bolt EV owners can now expect
09:43 – Our Reaction – and some unconfirmed theories
12:24 – Thanks, and Goodbye!


Past videos on the Bolt EV battery recall

Watch our original video about the Bolt EV Recall:
Our original ‘temporary fix’ experience:
Update on the Bolt EV Recall (Feb: 2021 –
Our reaction in April 2021 to Chevy’s attitude on the Bolt EV Recall:
Gm announces full battery monitoring after battery fire:
Is the Bolt EV Battery Recall finally over? –


Script: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Kate Walton-Elliott
Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2023

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