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Hmm these vehicles were assigned "Demo Vehicle."

Sounds like warranty refurbished batteries, put in 2021 vehicles then sent out for testing/demo fleets and now on sale.

Anything to sell vehicles in this crazy market, even putting old cells in new packs to make up for demand. yeesh...
 

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I have two 2020 Bolt's for my Employees to drive. I guess it's time to get in line for new batteries. Neither of them put very many miles on them & have survived the reduced range settings for safety.
I have to be honest, neither of my employees were happy when I let them know about our "green" vehicle program & both suffered from range anxiety when they got them last winter. By the spring, they were squeaking a little less. For their daily routine of less than 50 miles, it has been great for everyone involved, expect for Big Oil.
My Ram 3500 Dually & Porsche Cayenne Turbo are my offsets to appease Big Oil :).

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I have two 2020 Bolt's for my Employees to drive. I guess it's time to get in line for new batteries. Neither of them put very many miles on them & have survived the reduced range settings for safety.
I have to be honest, neither of my employees were happy when I let them know about our "green" vehicle program & both suffered from range anxiety when they got them last winter. By the spring, they were squeaking a little less. For their daily routine of less than 50 miles, it has been great for everyone involved, expect for Big Oil.
My Ram 3500 Dually & Porsche Cayenne Turbo are my offsets to appease Big Oil :).

Jeff
2020-2022 will be last in line for the replacements, but supposed to get a software update restoring performance in the mean time... They are really focused on 2019 first, then 2017 to 2019.
 

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2020-2022 will be last in line for the replacements, but supposed to get a software update restoring performance in the mean time... They are really focused on 2019 first, then 2017 to 2019.
Here is a nice summary from the Bolt forums, showing the progress of replacements:

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FYI the dealer installed the wrong software update in my car and it only charged to 80%. Hopefully that will be fixed this morning. People who are not eligible for batteries yet are getting an interim software update with new diagnostics and 80% limit, so they can charge overnight and keep it in a garage.
 

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Nice, keep us in the loop...
Got the car back today, they had an incorrect software installed and it cut off charging at 80%. Got it back with the correct software and 100% charged. The GOM (guess-o-meter) is quite confused right now and has to relearn the new battery. Got the car and it only showed 170 miles of range, have run it down 25% and it still shows about 170. It also thinks I am much more efficient now, 6.6 mile/kWh, take that Elon (lol).
 

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Got the car back today, they had an incorrect software installed and it cut off charging at 80%. Got it back with the correct software and 100% charged. The GOM (guess-o-meter) is quite confused right now and has to relearn the new battery. Got the car and it only showed 170 miles of range, have run it down 25% and it still shows about 170. It also thinks I am much more efficient now, 6.6 mile/kWh, take that Elon (lol).
Yeah the GOM will take a few driving cycles to sort itself out.
6.6 miles/kWh hah it's optimistic.

I did manage to hit 6.9 Miles/kWh once in my 2017 Volt lol
 

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Got the car back today, they had an incorrect software installed and it cut off charging at 80%. Got it back with the correct software and 100% charged. The GOM (guess-o-meter) is quite confused right now and has to relearn the new battery. Got the car and it only showed 170 miles of range, have run it down 25% and it still shows about 170. It also thinks I am much more efficient now, 6.6 mile/kWh, take that Elon (lol).
Pretty cool, like a new car now...
 
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