Monday, 14 November 2011

Chevrolet Volt fire incident sparks official probe




The electric car from the General Motors, Chevrolet Volt which is heavily promoted as the next solution to fuel crisis reportedly caught fire three weeks after its lithium-ion battery was damaged in a government crash test has regulators taking a harder look at the safety of electric car batteries.

The electric car from the General Motors, Chevrolet Volt which is heavily promoted as the next solution to fuel crisis reportedly caught fire three weeks after its lithium-ion battery was damaged in a government crash test has regulators taking a harder look at the safety of electric car batteries.

"NHTSA does not believe electric vehicles are at a greater risk of fire than other vehicles," the agency said. "It is common sense that the different designs of electric vehicles will require different safety standards and precautions."
"The Volt is safe; it does not pose a risk beyond a normal vehicles," GM spokesman Greg Martin said. GM has sold 5,003 Volts through October.



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