GM is responding to increased concern amongst Chevy Volt owners that their cars will burst into flames by mostly dismissing the threat of random explosions and then offering Volt owners free loaner cars while GM tries to resolve the issue.
After a Chevy Volt caught fire in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) junkyard three weeks after it was crash tested, the agency's now investigating the safety of Lithium-Ion batteries in all electric cars. Is an environmentally-safe vehicle safe for your family? In a word, yes.
The federal government is now investigating the safety of electric cars, and specifically, lithium-ion batteries, after a Chevy Volt caught fire three weeks after a side-impact crash test.