28 Nov '11, 4pm

GM outlines further steps on battery safety, customer satisfaction initiatives for the Volt

GM outlines further steps on battery safety, customer satisfaction initiatives for the Volt; the importance of de-powering the battery after a severe crash 28 November 2011 General Motors today announced initiatives for customer satisfaction and outlined its steps in battery safety research to ensure ongoing confidence in the safety of Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle. On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened a formal safety defect investigation to assess the risk of a battery-related fire in Chevy Volts that have been involved in a serious crash. (Earlier post .) The NHTSA investigation and GM’s initiatives follow six months of joint research and testing designed to induce electric vehicle battery failure after severe crash situations. In May, NHTSA performed a New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) side pole impact test, follo...

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