Lawsuit claims Chevy Bolt bought in Iowa isn't hardy enough for South Dakota
May 1, 2019  Jonathan Ellis

Chevrolet Bolt EV• Fuel (or energy) efficiency: 119 MPGe• Type: Electric
subcompact car• Annual fuel cost: $550  / Chevrolet

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The Bolt was named North American Car of the Year, beating two
conventionally powered luxury sedans, the Genesis G90 and the Volvo S90, in
an announcement delivered at the North American International Auto Show ...

Auto manufacturer General Motors is asking a federal judge to dismiss a
lawsuit brought by a South Dakota man who claimed the car giant misled
consumers about the effectiveness of an electric car model.

Jason Haas originally filed his lawsuit in state court in Turner County,
South Dakota, but GM has filed a motion to remove the action to federal

Haas says he bought a Chevy Bolt, an electric vehicle, on Nov. 21, 2017 from
Billion Auto in Iowa City, Iowa. The car’s literature indicated it had a
range of 238 miles.

But the range proved to be considerably less – by 100 miles – during the
cold winter months.

“At no time during his purchase did GMC make him aware that the project
[sic] mileage was not accurate, and as a purchaser living in South Dakota –
where the lower temperature average is below 30 degrees Fahrenheit for six
out of the 12 calendar months,” the lawsuit says.

Haas’ lawsuit is seeking class-action status to represent consumers who
bought Bolts in the Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota and Montana. The lawsuit
accuses GM of breaching warranties, fraudulent misrepresentation and selling
a vehicle with manufacturing and design defects.

In its motion to dismiss, GM calls the allegation “nonsensical,” because GM
didn’t sell the vehicle to Haas.

GM’s literature for the Bolt “repeatedly discloses that the vehicle’s
‘actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature,
terrain and driving conditions,’” the motion says. “For example, on the
Chevy Bolt’s website, the language appears as a disclaimer that appears when
a visitor clicks on any reference to charge or vehicle range.”

GM’s motion says Haas’ allegations are “vague, conclusory, and inadequately
pled under the pleading standards of the Federal Rules.”

A ruling on GM’s motion is pending.

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