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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • When “green” means greed: consumers strike back against inflated claims Wednesday, April 28, 2010 � by jg

    Some companies seem to think consumers will pay more for products they think are environmentally friendly — whether they are or not. But such attempts at “greenwashing” are leading to lawsuits.