Posts Tagged ‘electric cars’

  • The latest on Chevy Volt and Toyota issues Wednesday, January 25, 2012 � by jg

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it did not find a safety defect that caused fires in Chevy’s Volt hybrid, but the agency has come under additional scrutiny for its investigation into sudden unintended acceleration issues in Toyotas.

  • Chevy to change batteries for next electric car model Friday, December 9, 2011 � by jg

    Bloomberg: Chevy will use phosphate-based lithium ion batteries in its Spark, after three fires earlier this year involving batteries after crash tests of the Chevy Volt.

  • Cooling fluid fingered as cause of Chevy Volt battery fires Wednesday, December 7, 2011 � by jg

    Associated Press: The fluid that cools the electric car’s battery is believed to have crystallized and created an electrical short that sparked the fires.

  • Chevy Volt fires raise question: are electric cars good for the environment AND safe? Friday, December 2, 2011 � by jg

    A fire caused by the battery of a Volt that was involved in a crash test has raised fears that “green,” petroleum-free transportation options might come with safety concerns.