GM stops Chevy Blazer EV sales after early software problems

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General Motors has temporarily halted income of nan marque caller Chevy Blazer EV aft immoderate of nan first vehicles shipped encountered a number of package problems.

The automaker told TechCrunch that owners are experiencing problems pinch nan SUV’s screens, and pinch charging astatine DC Fast stations, confirming earlier reports from journalists who had entree to reappraisal vehicles. GM said its engineering teams are “working astir nan clock” toward a solution and that erstwhile it has 1 ready, Blazer EV owners will person to bring their vehicles to a dealership for a package update.

GM besides claimed a “limited number” of vehicles are affected but didn’t connection a figure, and that nan problems are “not information related nor related to Ultium aliases Google Built-In.”

The Blazer EV only conscionable had its official motorboat a fewer weeks ago, but beautiful quickly, 2 media outlets had large problems pinch their longer-term trial cars. Kevin Williams at InsideEVs saw his Blazer’s infotainment surface spell wholly blank and unusable. Then he had problems charging nan car, including an alert to person nan conveyance instantly serviced, and was yet stranded mid-road trip.

Edmunds, meanwhile, collected an extended database of informing messages connected its ain semipermanent trial conveyance earlier turning it complete to a Chevy dealer, wherever it remains.

It’s a bad commencement for a conveyance that’s expected to beryllium specified a important portion of nan Chevy lineup going forward. It sits supra nan entry-level Bolt but beneath GM’s pricier EVs for illustration nan Cadillac Lyriq. It’s besides 1 of nan first mass-market vehicles powered by GM’s caller Ultium platform, which is slated to underpin an full lineup of EVs pinch caller electrical architecture, batteries, and software.

This communicative has been updated pinch much accusation from General Motors.

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