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GM To Stand Behind Volt Batteries With 8yr, 100k Mile Warranty
In brief: General Motors has announced that their Chevrolet Volt will include a standard eight-year/100,000 mile warranty on the battery pack.
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The warranty will be transferable (at no cost) and will cover all 161 battery pack components. 95% of the Volt's battery pack design is in-house GM work. The warranty also covers the thermal management, charging, and electric drive components.
Competitors Nissan and Tesla Motors have warranties of their own, though Nissan has not yet released details. Tesla offers a 3-year/36,000 mile battery warranty with the option to pre-purchase an extended warranty for up to ten years at 10% of the vehicle's purchase price.
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The batteries for the Volt are being produced at the Brownstone Township plant GM used for prototype batteries.
Photo credits: GM
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