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Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Doug_G, Nov 11, 2011.
Chevy Volt battery catches fire at NHTSA
Cue the FUD...
GM Volt Fire Prompts U.S. Probe of Lithium Batteries - Bloomberg
GreenCarReports.com's take on it:
Third Fire Consumes A Chevy Volt Electric Car: Perspective
So they crash the car, park it in a garage without following the proper safety protocols, and to cover their own asses, they'll call for a "probe" of the safety of Li-Ion batteries. :-/
What on earth is a Model S vid doing here?
Volt fire 3 weeks after crash test prompts safety probe - Nov. 11, 2011
The real risk is putting Lithium batteries into cars which have gasoline tanks. :wink:
Tesla PR should get on CNN to have that video removed from the Volt fire article. The color of the Volt in the lead photo is similar to the Model S, and some percentage of people who glance over that article are going to get them confused.
So there's been 3 Volt fires in 7500 cars over the past year, i.e. 1:2500 chance (ignoring things like this was a crash test sample and the first was exonerated).
Compared with 250,000 gas vehicle fires per annum out of 254 million cars in the US, i.e. 1:1000 chance.
Electric Vehicle Discussion List - 3 week old GM crash test fire prompts US Li-ion battery probe
3 week old GM crash test fire prompts US Li-ion battery probe
Toyota Fire Hazard Investigation Opened by NHTSA
The NHTSA should know better...waste of taxpayer money!!!
It's all about special interests trying to make EVs look bad and ignoring that fact that they are more efficient and safer.
If you want to talk about fires, there are so many gasoline cars that have caught fire (even police cruisers) when in an accident
This one has nothing to do with EVs... Potential issue with power window switches in 2007 Toyota ICE vehicles.
News site link: AutoGuide - Toyota fire hazard investigation opened by NHTSA involving 830,000 units
Yes, but this shows that media makes a "big" deal out of a slight incident in a Volt, blows it completely out of proportion, but fails to report or sweeps under the rug a fire hazard on ICE cars
NHTSA investigating Chevy TrailBlazer models over door fires
Right's Incendiary Talk On Chevy Volt Will Burn U.S. Workers - Forbes
A local one...
Blaze destroys car in Winchester (From Hampshire Chronicle)
Recon we'll see the same screaming hysteria over this one? They should, it's still gubmit motors...
Fires Prompt Investigations of 277,000 Chevy Cruzes and 100,000 Jeep Wranglers - NYTimes.com