Tag Archives: Chevrolet

Chevy Volt Battery Fire, Still in the news!

Ok so if the battery is leaking it could catch on fire. Got it! Please tell me that it doesn’t take a masters in engineering to figure out a HV battery leaking coolant (or anything for that matter) is not good. Should it really be a surprise that after three weeks of coolant leaking out of a “charged” battery caught fire?

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Chevrolet Volt catches fire weeks after crash, feds probe.

The headline that started making the rounds thru the news networks was "Chevrolet Volt catches fire after crash". What you have to read into the story is the Chevrolet Volt caught fire in storage more than three weeks after a government crash test. That's right three weeks after the test. The first news report I heard completely left out that it happened three weeks after the test.

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Body Structure

The body structure of the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic sedan and hatchback. Nearly 60 percent of the body structure, as well as the four-mount hydro-formed engine cradle, use high-strength steel. Ultra-high-strength steel is strategically integrated in the forward portion of the rockers and the center cross bar.

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2012 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan Body Structure

Sixty percent of the 2012 Chevrolet Aveo Body Structure is made from high-strength steel (HSS colored in yellow). This includes the engine cradle. Ultra-high Strength Steel (UHSS colored in red) is strategically integrated in the forward portion of the rockers and the center cross bar. The engine cradle distributes energy in frontal and side impacts. It is another structural element that helps optimize occupant safety. Together with the front bumper system and the engine compartment rails, the engine cradle bars absorb the brunt of a frontal crash.

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Chevrolet Volt and Opel/Vauxhall Ampera, What do you know?

So all the hype about electric cars is meant to scare us during an extrication? What do you know about the Chevrolet Volt and Opel/Vauxhall Ampera? General Motors and a group spun off the NFPA, behind the Electric Vehicle Safety Training project have spent a good amount of money educating and making training materials available to anyone with a computer and internet access.

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Online safety training for Chevy Volt (Free)

NFPA, Chevrolet, and OnStar have launched Electric Vehicle Safety Training for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, an extended-range electric vehicle that hit the roads last fall. The training features an inside look at the vehicle's technology and safety systems. More training resources for the Chevrolet Volt.

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Body Structure

The 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt has a rigid Body Structure. The Cobalt’s rigid lower-dominant body structure was engineered as a single unit for mass efficiency and stiffness. The underbody is made of high-strength steel with welded members in strategic locations for maximum strength, structural integrity, mass optimization and crashworthiness.

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