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Chevy Volt Battery Threaten All Electric Vehicle Not Just GM

Safety regulators are fires involving the Chevy battery.

Every major has skin in the electric vehicle so the current National Highway Safety Administration investigation Chevy Volt battery potentially threatens the whole not just Chevrolet and its parent, Motors .

Put Nissan Motor Co. at the of that list. Nissan has a lot of riding on electric vehicles. the same time Chevrolet the Chevy Volt, at the tail end of Nissan launched the battery Nissan Leaf .

The Nissan Leaf is the first electric car, and it’s key to ongoing campaign to be seen as a innovator. It uses battery exclusively. The Chevy Volt has battery power and a gasoline which greatly extends the range, generating electricity the battery runs low.


the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy can also be recharged by plugging it an electrical outlet.

What have in common are rechargeable batteries, similar in concept to the in laptop computers, only So do the electric vehicles and gasoline hybrids for every other either on sale now or in the product

That includes Ford Co. the Chrysler Group, Toyota Co. and Honda Motor Co. not to mention automakers like BMW AG and Daimler. batteries are a key breakthrough that electric vehicles far more in terms of operating range. it’s not just Chevy’s if the public starts associating the “lithium-ion batteries,” “electric and “fire.”

Nissan says its layout is especially safe, a frame around the battery and a steel case around the itself. Nissan said a spokesman it’s not aware of any or crash-testing that resulted in a

Nevertheless, Nissan is vulnerable in way if demand for electric vehicles because Nissan is building a factory in Tennessee to produce a higher volume of the Nissan starting in 2012. Through Nissan Leaf sales in the States were 8,720, to AutoData Corp. After the new is up and fully running, Nissan is for annual sales of around

Contrast that with which is building electric that are basically battery versions of conventionally powered For instance, the Ford Focus can be built on the same assembly as other cars. Unlike if demand for EVs tanks, Ford stuck with a white factory that can’t switch to building something

The background on the current Chevy situation is that in a very few fires broke out days or weeks after the NHTSA the Chevy Volt and its battery in crashes severe enough to the battery. A NHTSA investigation is NHTSA says it is not aware of any fires occurring in real-world

GM insists the Chevy Volt is to drive. “The Volt is our and joy, and we will do all we can to make owners are as proud of it as we are,” Mark Reuss, president, GM America, in a Nov. 28 conference

As a short-term fix, GM announced it provide free loaner for Chevy Volt owners. GM is offering to train emergency to drain the stored electricity the battery as a precaution, following a involving a Chevy Volt.

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