Should I be concerned about Chevy Bolt battery degradation?
We own a Chevy Bolt and love having an EV, but this is my first electric car and I don’t know what to expect. Should I be worried about Chevrolet Bolt battery degradation?
Mary Alice Morris · Answered on Jan 06, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Your Chevrolet Bolt battery shouldn’t see any major degradation until it reaches somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 miles. Otherwise, you can expect the battery to degrade by 6% to 8% over your first 100,000 miles with normal usage.
One thing you should be concerned about is the Chevrolet Bolt’s battery recall, affecting model years 2017-2022. A manufacturer defect in the lithium battery was found to create a potential fire hazard.
That means unless you’re driving a brand-new 2023 model, you need to get your battery replaced through the recall process.
You should also know that your Bolt battery is covered by a warranty that’s good for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Under that warranty, your battery may be eligible for a replacement if it dips to 60% capacity before the warranty term expires.
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