29 Nov '11, 2am

General Motors responds to Volt safety concerns: Yesterday we told you how the National Highway Traffic Safety A...

Yesterday we told you how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA ) had opened a formal safety defect investigation to assess the risk of a battery related fire in the Chevrolet Volt (see article ). Now, General Motors has moved to reassure customers about the vehicle’s safety. At the time that the fires took place, Mary Barra, the GM vice president of global product development, commented that the carmaker had yet to implement a battery depowering procedure in the wake of a severe crash. However, it has subsequently developed a process to depower the Volt battery, which it has been using since July. The depowering process starts when GM is informed of a Volt crash through OnStar. It then assesses the location of the vehicle and dispatches GM employees to the Volt – the team then hooks up a unit and drains the battery. Now Barra has commented that althoug...

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