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GM FIXES THE VOLT.: by Bruce Mulliken, Green Energy News. To be more accurate than this story title, GM has anno...

January 6, 2012 – Vol.16 No.42 GM FIXES THE VOLT. by Bruce Mulliken, Green Energy News. To be more accurate than this story title, GM has announced “enhancements to the vehicle structure and battery coolant system in the Chevrolet Volt that would further protect the battery from the possibility of an electrical fire occurring days or weeks after a severe crash.” For GM to use the word “fix” would be to imply that the Volt was defective, which the company never said it was. But in the public’s eye the “enhancements” will be seen as a “fix.” These enhancements GM says, “come in response to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Preliminary Evaluation to examine post-severe crash battery performance." “NHTSA opened its Preliminary Evaluation on Nov. 25 following a severe-impact lab test on a battery pack that resulted in an electrical fire six days later. The test w...

Full article: http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2012/20120003.html

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