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.