Tag Archives: High Voltage Battery

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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Where is the Service HV Disconnect on a Nissan Leaf?

Hopefully by now, no one is intimidated by electric or hybrid vehicles. Once the High Voltage (HV) battery is disconnected all you have is a vehicle that has a really big battery in it. However, learning how to safely disconnect the HV battery by pulling out the service disconnect plug requires one key of information, where is it? The service disconnect plug can be located inside a console, the trunk, or even hidden under the carpet. The Nissan Leaf’s service disconnect is located under the carpet behind the center console.

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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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