All valid, except that the Bolt battery issue really is serious news because the fix will cost LG $1.9 billion USD, and the requirement to produce the replacement cells will hold up production of new EVs. A replacement EV battery costs a lot more than a replacement plastic clip...Buy a lottery ticket. Your chances of getting a bad Bolt EV cell are around 280 ppB.
This was jumped all over by media that has fossil fuels sponsors/advertisers.
Do you know how many GM cars I see that are burnt to a crisp because of that crap plastic clip GM uses to hold the fuel line onto the injector fuel rail? A lot more than 12...
GM, LG, Bolt owners, potential EV buyers, and the entire EV industry are not "nobody". The (rare) fault is not a problem for using modules from the Bolt or other LG modules, but it is a legitimate news item, not some anti-EV conspiracy... just as all of the media coverage of ICE recalls are legitimate news (and not some conspiracy by EV enthusiasts or anti-oil people). It's also orders of magnitude more expensive than a typical recall, so it particularly newsworthy.Nobody cares about "except"...it's GM's PR problem that the fossil fuels pigs are wallowing in, hoping to drive LG into bankruptcy. It will definitely slow their capex....mission accomplished.
The Bolt - even the new generation - does not use Ultium modules, or the same cells as Ultium module (they're different sizes). To say there is a problem with modules in a model that hasn't entered full production yet and another one that isn't even close is nonsensical.I guess I am more concerned with safety than anything else. I'm not saying the Chevrolet Volt batteries are bad. It's the fact that there is a problem with GM's Ultium packs (used in the new Bolts, the Cadillac Lyric, and the GMC Hummer EV) that makes me cautious of purchasing that specific line of batteries.