Tag Archives: Volt

GM Announces Safety Enhancements for Chevy Volt

General Motors announced today it will make enhancements to the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle as a response to concerns over battery stability following severe crashes. The announcement comes after National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash testing and laboratory ...

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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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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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The Final Stop on the Chevrolet Volt Training

First off, my hat off the fine folks at GM, OnStar, and The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for setting up and implementing a nationwide training program of First Responders on the new technologies in the Chevrolet Volt. This week is the final stop on a nationwide tour where more than 1,600 fire and emergency service leaders have been trained.

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2011 Volt Body Structure High Strength Steel

General Motors has already conducted more than 50 crash tests of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Chevrolet expects Volt to achieve high safety ratings in government tests. With the Volt’s body structure made up of nearly 80 percent high-strength steel I would say ...

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