A German engineer checks his bicycle, with 12 rockets mounted on the back wheel, which enabled him to reach about 70 miles an hour before the whole contraption exploded and he was thrown off — but not seriously hurt.
Chevrolet Volt rushed to market and now to the junkyard
Lithium fumes billow from a burning Volt. Jack Frost nipping at your tax dollars.
Last May, a fire erupted in the battery of a Chevy Volt that had been damaged during a government crash test three weeks earlier. Last week’s tests were an attempt to replicate the May fire.
NHTSA has opened a formal safety defect investigation of the batteries.
General Motors officials said previously that government officials didn’t follow the carmaker’s protocols for storing post-crash batteries.