28 Nov '11, 12am

Chevrolet Volt faces safety investigation: Just how high is the risk of battery related fire in a Chevrolet Volt...

Just how high is the risk of battery related fire in a Chevrolet Volt that is involved in a serious crash? The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA ) has decided to open a formal safety defect investigation to address the issue. Earlier this year, the NHTSA performed a New Car Assessment Program side pole impact test and a post-impact rollover test on the vehicle. It also looked at the potential for intrusion damage to the battery which could result in a substantial thermal reaction and fire. Twenty one days later, delayed thermal heating and pressure release caused a fire that consumed the Volt and three other vehicles at the test facility. Following that incident, the NHTSA has been looking at ways to gather information about the potential for fire in electric vehicles involved in a crash. In November, it carried out follow-up battery level tests to s...

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