Chevrolet, a subsidiary of General Motors, offered a discount to customers of Bolt EV electric vehicles who purchased their cars shortly before the recent drop in the 2023 model prices. However, a discount can only be obtained if the right to sue for General Motors or LG is waived due to defects in the batteries used in the car.
In other words, if the adjustment is chosen, the new owners of Bolt EV will have to be satisfied with the money saved, even if battery defects are detected in use and the electric vehicle will suffer serious damage as a result. In General Motors, the exact wording of the agreement proposed for the buyers of Bolt EV was confirmed.
For the first time, the car manufacturer was forced to withdraw Bolt EV electric vehicles in November 2020, when several cases of battery ignition in vehicles released between 2017 and 2019 were reported. In April 2021, the company tried to solve the problem by updating the software, but after two more cases of battery ignition, the U.S. National Traffic Safety Authority had to warn the owners of the Bolt EV from parking electric vehicles in closed spaces.
In July 2021, General Motors again withdrew Bolt EV electric vehicles to replace batteries. Finally, the car manufacturer withdrew all produced Bolt electric vehicles and pledged an additional $1 billion to replace the batteries. Since then, the company has used financial incentives to restore the confidence of the buyers. Recently, the price of Bolt EV and Bolt EUV of the 2023 model series has been announced to be about $600. In addition, comparable discounts have been offered to model buyers in 2020, 2021 and 2022. The exact amount of the discount depends on the year of production of the car and the buyer ' s choice of the setup.