Chevrolet Volt Battery Pack gets 8yr/100,000 mile warranty

In a not-so-surprising press release, GM has announced that the battery packs for its upcoming Chevrolet Volt Electric Vehicle (EV) will be backed by an 8-year, 100,000-mile warranty.  GM originally wanted the battery pack to last the life of the vehicle, and with their extensive testing of the Volt’s unique powertrain, it could very well do that.

In the mean time, however, this rather robust warranty should instill a bit of confidence with consumers who might be looking at purchasing the Volt but are still on the fence.

There are 161 parts in the battery pack, all of which are covered.  The battery pack, which consists of 288 lithium polymer (LiPoly) cells and generates 110 kilowatts of power, was 95% generated in-house at GM.  Testers have logged over 1 million miles and 4 million hours of testing, everything from physical tests to hard driving.

by John Suit

Source: GM

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