November 13, 2011
- A battery fire several weeks after a crash test could easily have been prevented, the automaker says.
November 12, 2011
- A Chevrolet Volt that caught fire last May after a crash test has led government officials to consider requiring first-responders to drain electric vehicles' batteries after a crash.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is investigating fire risks in the electric Chevrolet Volt because one caught fire three weeks after its battery was damaged in a government crash test.
November 11, 2011
- Fire erupts in NHTSA parking lot 3 weeks after side-impact test.
- General Motors Co. says federal safety regulators are investigating the circumstances under which a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car caught fire weeks after being crash-tested.
- DETROIT – The following statement can be attributed to Jim Federico, General Motors chief engineer for electric vehicles.
- A Chevrolet Volt plug-in caught fire after being crash-tested by the NHTSA -- BUT TheDetroitBureau.com has learned the fire -- which occurred three weeks after the test -- may have been the result of a major breach of protocol by NHTSA employees.
- Lithium-ion battery pack under scrutiny.
- Investigations have been launched following two recent reports of fires involving the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. One report, involving a Volt that had been crash-tested by the government, centered on the car’s lithium-ion traction batteries. The other incident was a...
- Federal safety regulators are investigating the safety of lithium-ion batteries after a fire started in the battery pack of a Chevrolet Volt three weeks after the vehicle went through a crash test.
- Talk about wrong place, wrong time: three weeks after being crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a Chevrolet Volt caught fire in an agency parking lot. Bloomberg reports that the fire has prompted a NHTSA investigation into the safety of electric cars. NHTSA doesn’t have an explanation for the fire, but says that [...]
- Defect could lead to potential brake failure, according to federal safety agency.
- Safety regulators look at safety procedures for electric cars.
- After a Chevy Volt caught fire in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) junkyard three weeks after it was crash tested, the agency's now investigating the safety of Lithium-Ion batteries in all electric cars. Is an environmentally-safe vehicle safe for your family? In a word, yes.
- A Chevrolet Volt caught fire three weeks after it was used for a government crash test.