NHTSA investigates after crash-tested Chevy Volt erupts in fire
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 16:29:30 GMT —
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating after a Chevy Volt caught fire during a crash test.
Motor Trend Magazine reports the group tested the vehicle in a crash test, and then three weeks later the vehicle caught on fire due to damage to the battery pack and coolant line. The Huffington Post further describes that the battery erupted in fire at the test facility in Wisconsin, and the fire was severe enough to catch nearby vehicles on fire as well.Read more NHTSA conducts three additional tests after Volt catches fire Volt 'erupts' in flames and catches nearby vehicles on fire NHTSA looks into safety of Lithium-Ion batteries
MSNBC reports in addition to the previous test, another crash-tested battery began smoking and sparking.
General Motors told MSNBC that they TMre sure that the Volt is safe and does not present undue risk|
The NHTSA is continuing to investigate the crash safety of the vehicle. So far, no fires have been reported by any of the more than 5,000 Volt owners on the roads.