Brownstown Township, Michigan – The Chevrolet Volt will have an unprecedented warranty of eight years or 100,000 miles on its lithium-ion battery when it goes on sale in the U.S., General Motors has announced. The warranty for Canadian vehicles has not yet been announced.

The warranty is the automotive industry’s longest and most comprehensive on a battery for an electric vehicle, and can be transferred at no cost to subsequent owners.

“The Chevrolet Volt’s batteries have exceeded our performance targets and are ready to hit the road,” said Micky Bly, GM executive director of global electrical systems. “Our customers are making a commitment to technology that will help reduce our dependence on petroleum. In turn, we are making a commitment to our customers to deliver the highest standards for value, safety, quality, performance and reliability for an unprecedented eight years (or) 100,000 miles.”

The warranty covers all 161 battery components, 95 per cent of which are designed and engineered by GM, in addition to the thermal management system, charging system and electric drive components.

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