Sources: The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek
quote: This is true of any car, you cannot just leave a totaled car sitting somewhere with a volatile fuel source (any energy dense source) without taking care of it, that's common sense.
quote: Well the original claim was that the Volt would catch on fire weeks after a severe crash and it had not been attended to.
quote: The NHTSA's job is to keep people safe and they did that.
quote: But the people have a right to know these things. You seem to think it's fine for a Government agency to sit on a report for five months because it might look bad for the Government supported auto-makers new political flagship. That's not a situation I'm comfortable with. There's a clear conflict of interest here.
quote: Huh? I've been in accidents and had cars totaled, and at no point did the fuel tank have to be drained as a precaution. If fuel isn't leaking, there is virtually no potential risk.
quote: Normal cars just don't do that.
quote: GM is now wielding steel plates around the battery to further secure it.
quote: Why did it take 5+ months?
quote: You do realize the economic prosperity post WW2, that every republican likes to mention, was from that same 'conflict of interest'.