Jay Leno says, ‘the electrical automobile is right here to remain,’ regardless of Chevy Bolt recollects


Jay Leno gave CNBC’s “The Information with Shepard Smith” an optimistic outlook with regards to the way forward for electrical vehicles, regardless of the most recent warning from Common Motors to house owners of some Chevy Bolts, advising them to not park inside 50 toes of different vehicles.

“The final days of previous expertise are all the time higher than the primary days of recent expertise, however we’re past the primary days of recent expertise,” mentioned Leno, the host of CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Storage.” “I imply, the electrical automobile is right here to remain. I predict a baby born immediately will in all probability drive in a gasoline powered automobile about as usually as you’d drive in a automobile with a stick shift now.”

GM’s newest warning follows the Detroit automaker recalling greater than 140,000 of the EVs produced since 2016 because of the danger of batteries spontaneously catching fireplace from “two uncommon manufacturing defects.”

Leno advised host Shepard Smith that, compared, electrical automobile fires are much less extreme than fires in gas-powered vehicles. 

“I imply the benefit, if there may be one, to an EV fireplace is, it does not blow up,” Leno defined. “You are in it, you scent one thing, there’s smoke, after which it does not go up in a ball the best way a gasoline automobile would. That is to not say it is not harmful and, hopefully, they’re going to repair the issue.”

“Jay Leno’s Storage” season 6 premieres Wednesday, September 22 at 10 pm ET/PT on CNBC.

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