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.
quote: I could bring... ...that would be pointless bashing. But even all those would still be less pointless than your utterly useless post that contributes absolutely nothing.
quote: The comment was pointed at GM who predicted that they would sell 60K Volts this year and probably will sell less this year than last year, as many of us predicted here.
quote: I'm glad you can tell the car's yearly sales already, and it's not even February!
quote: All the Volt's "sales" numbers were artificially propped up by Government fleet sales anyway...The number of actual consumers buying the Volt are like..nothing.
quote: I think people are realizing EVs are not practical for 98% of society
quote: pull in all 8,000 Chevrolet Volts off U.S. roads as well as the 4,400 for sale in showrooms