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Chevy Volt Follows Stupid 2012 with Stupider 2013

wgraff Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 1:44 AM
I was wondering if they were going to offer a smores version? So that when it caught fire the occupants could make smores while the car burned to the ground. That would be a great Cadillac option I would think.
wbiber Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 1:57 PM
OMG is that an old one!
For the record, there are more than 150, 000 fires in gasoline powered vehicles yearly in the USA.
I needed to call the fire dept., while comfortably seated in my Volt, because a gasoline powered car caught fire in front of me while driving down the road.

The bottom line is that all cars carry around a lot of energy in them and are fire risks.
emarineves Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 12:42 PM
Far more gasoline powered cars burst into flames -- and while people are in them. The Volt in question caught fire days after an impact test in a storage lot after it wasn't properly switched off.

Really, the Volt-on-fire thing is so ridiculously overplayed. Cars store energy on board for their propulsion. Electrical propulsion, it turns out, is hardly more dangerous than keeping fifteen gallons of explosive gasoline in a tank.

If you're concerned about safety, know you that the Volt is the only car in its class with a five star crash rating? The ONLY one.
voltowner39 Wrote: Jul 10, 2013 7:20 PM
Yes gas fires are such a problem that crash tests have to be done with an empty tank, they lost too much expensive lab equipment before they figured that out. Begs the question why the Volt was tested with a full battery, and then not drained like they would have drained a punctured gas tank after an accident, doesn't it?

After a year that can only be described as “stupid,” the Chevy Volt is gearing up to make 2013 even stupider still.

I know, I know.

You find it hard to believe that a mostly-owned subsidiary of the United States government and the Obama administration- like GM is- could get any stupider than say Fannie Mae, or Federal Reserve Bank.

Yes, that’s tough competition, but in the “idiocy” category GM seems to be the ruling champion.  

Not only have they lost substantial amounts of taxpayer dollars, they have managed to do it while generating record profits...