GM to install onboard battery diagnostics on all future EVs to predict fires

General Motors revealed that onboard diagnostic software to detect electric vehicle battery anomalies will be standard on all future GM EV vehicles, a move that could potentially lessen customers worries about EV battery fires as the carmaker launches 30 EV models by the end of 2025.

If a problem is diagnosed, the software will warn the driver with an illuminated warning lamp on the gauge cluster and drivers would need to have the vehicle towed to a dealer for further analysis, GM toldĀ Fierce Electronics on Monday.