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    Default Chevy Volt caught fire three weeks after a side-impact crash test.

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    Lithium ion batteries are highly volatile in our every apps, cell phones, laptops, etc. I can only imagine what a big one is like!

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    That's strange that it caught fire weeks after the side impact... scary as it could have just happened in the middle of the night in someone's garage

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    Probably from internal damage to the battery.

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    Local dealer here just got one. Stopped and looked at it just for giggles. 94 MPG in city driving and 37 MPG highway. I figured that it would be expensive. Sticker on it was $46,000. It would still take along time for it to pay for itself even at todays gas prices. Wonder what the charging station is like or how it charges. Drive to work, plug in and come home. Or carry a 10,000 ft extension cord.:smile:

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    Less in highway? Is it like the Hybrid that it switches to gas at a certain MPH? I thought the volt was pure electric unless you switched it to gas

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    Yes it is. It has an 1.4L gas engine also. Here is a link to the specs. Doesn't show much.

    http://www.chevrolet.com/volt-electr...eatures-specs/
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    GM Offers to buy back all Volts.


    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...,4250463.story

    "In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, CEO Dan Akerson insisted that the cars are safe, but said the company will purchase the Volts because it wants to keep customers happy. Three fires have broken out in Volts after side-impact crash tests done by the federal government."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtdhw View Post
    GM Offers to buy back all Volts.


    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...,4250463.story

    "In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, CEO Dan Akerson insisted that the cars are safe, but said the company will purchase the Volts because it wants to keep customers happy. Three fires have broken out in Volts after side-impact crash tests done by the federal government."
    Wow!! That's scary that it's after 3 tests ...

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