Friday, November 25, 2011

It is Offical, Chevy Volt Electric Car is a Fire Hazard

Obama gets all the credit. He bailout out GM with taxpayer's money to produce a car that no one wants. The electric car did not go through extensive testing before it was rushed into market. Now, the Chevy Volt has become a health hazard. A damaged battery that catches fire is not a good sign.

(AP) WASHINGTON — Federal officials say they are investigating the safety of lithium-ion battery in General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt after a second battery fire following crash-testing of the electric car.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that three Volt battery packs were crash-tested last week. In one instance, the battery caught fire afterward, and in another the battery emitted smoke and sparks.

Last May, a fire erupted in the battery of a Chevy Volt that had been damaged during a government crash test three weeks earlier. Last week's tests were an attempt to replicate the May fire.

NHTSA has opened a formal safety defect investigation of the batteries.

General Motors officials said previously that government officials didn't follow the carmaker's protocols for storing post-crash batteries.