GM works ‘around the clock’ to ensure its hot new Hummer EV doesn’t inherit defects that caused Chevy Bolt fires

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A 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV caught fire at a home in Cherokee County, Georgia on Sept. 13, 2021, according to the local fire department.Cherokee County Fire DepartmentDETROIT – As General Motors scrambles to repair defects that caused fires in at least 13 Chevrolet Bolt EVs, the automaker is aggressively working to ensure the same problems don't seep into their next-generation Ultium batteries and its highly anticipated relaunch of an all-electric version of the Hummer this fall.The new power system is crucial to the automaker's future as it pivots to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035. The batteries and the company's entire Ultium system – platforms, motors and other components – are expected to underpin every EV for GM for the foreseeable future. Problems with the Bolt – the company's flagship mainstream EV – have led the automaker to recall every one of the electric cars since production began in 2016. Fixing the vehicles, including completely replacing some
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