Source: Automotive News
quote: Actually, here is a FACT: "Based on the available data, NHTSA does not believe that Chevy Volts or other electric vehicles pose a greater risk of fire than gasoline-powered vehicles
quote: Just like you aren't going to take your totaled Yugo home and park it in your garage with the tank leaking gasoline on to the floor - you shouldn't take a totaled Volt home and park it in your garage!
quote: We just don't know. Are you an expert in battery tech? Is your mechanic? Is the repair shop an expert so as to determine if the Volt can catch fire and burn the shop down? No. Nobody knows! That's the point.
quote: We just do NOT know at this point the safety parameters of the vehicle. And there's evidence that GM knew this and held back.
quote: GM stated that the batteries needed to be discharged after a collision but the NHTSA did not.
quote: Besides, the condition that produced the fire is not at all realistic in the real world:
quote: And who's going to do that? The owner who can barely be relied on to change his own light bulbs?
quote: So now the NHTSA doesn't know how to test vehicles? Right, good argument.