Electric vehicle catches fire while plugged in

Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 11:19 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2021 at 1:43 AM EDT
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THETFORD, Vt. (WCAX) - Fire officials say an electric car caught fire while charging in the owner’s driveway.

The Thetford Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire on July 1 for a 2019 Chevy Bolt EV.

The car caught fire on the passenger side and the back seat, burning the whole inside.

Investigators say the cause of the fire appears to be an undetermined electrical system failure.

The vehicle was destroyed and no injuries were reported.

General Motors has announced a safety recall to select 2017-2019 Chevy Bolt EV’s battery modules. Click here for more information.

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