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  1. Feds launch probe into Volt battery fires

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is doubling down on GM as part of a broader electric vehicle investigation after the federal agency crash tested and induced fires in the Volt's battery this month. In a statement Friday, the agency determined its fire in May – that...
  2. Exclusive: Chevrolet Volt unofficially cleared in Connecticut garage fire

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    After flames of rhetoric alleging the Chevrolet Volt might have caused a Connecticut garage fire last month , the case has basically fizzled from the media’s attention, but yesterday the local fire marshal in charge said the Volt was cleared of suspicion in his mind. “It wasn’t the cars,”...
  3. Garage fire ignites controversey over the Chevrolet Volt

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    News about a home garage fire in Barkhamsted, Conn. has prompted pundits to show their stripes as either for or against GM, the Volt, electric cars and other somewhat related subjects. Straight news stories over the weekend were more fair minded – as they should be – but opinions also flared...