Category Archives: Electric Vehicles

Volvo C30 Electric Crash Tests in 3D

Start the YouTube 3D video player. Click on the red 3D icon that will appear in the menu bar to select 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats. With all the hubbub about the crash tested Chevy Volt, it’s … Continue reading

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“Thermal Events” In Chevy Volt Crash Testing Spur NHTSA Formal Investigation

Following a fire in a Chevy Volt battery pack that had been damaged in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash test, NHTSA recently performed additional impact tests on Volt battery packs to simulate that incident. Two of the three … Continue reading

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Two Expert Perspectives on Chevy Volt Fires and Hybrid Car Safety

After reports of a North Carolina house fire that burned a Chevy Volt and a fire that broke out in a crash tested Volt at a NHTSA facility, the safety of hybrids and EVS has become an issue. MGS Tech … Continue reading

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Who Killed The Hybrid Electric Car? A Petty Government Bureaucrat @ The EPA, That’s Who!

Victor Wouk with his hybrid car, EPA lab, Ann Arbor, Michigan circa 1973 It’s the kind of story Hollywood normally loves: An independent genius’ invention ends up being suppressed by powerful interests. In Tucker: A Man and His Dream, political … Continue reading

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The Learning Curve on Electric Car Safety

After a crash tested Chevy Volt burned in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration storage facility three weeks following the crash test, that agency is now working with automakers to possibly come up with rules to protect people that handle … Continue reading

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Some Perspective on Car Fires

Obviously, a very high profile vehicle like the Chevy Volt is going to be under the microscope. So it’s understandable that people would be interested in the recent fires that involve the new extended range electric vehicle. A handful of … Continue reading

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Feds Investigating Chevy Volt that Burned Following Crash Test

As Duke Energy, GM, Siemens, USDOT and local fire officials continue to investigate a North Carolina house fire that started in a garage housing a Chevy Volt and Siemens charging station, word comes from Bloomberg that NHTSA, the National Highway … Continue reading

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Investigation Continues in Garage Fire That Burned Siemens Charger, Chevy Volt

Chevy Volt that burned in an earlier Connecticut fire. The Volt was determined to not be the cause of that fire. Fire officials continue to pore over the site of a house fire in suburban Mooresville, NC to determine if … Continue reading

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Duke Energy Warns Customers to Not Use EV Charging Stations After Fire Involving Siemens Charger and Chevy Volt

Siemens VersiCharge charging station, like the one installed in a home garage that burned in Moorseville, NC. After a house fire in Mooresville, NC which started in the home’s garage was traced the the area near a charging station for … Continue reading

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With Your Chrome Heart Shining… Long May You Run

It’s pretty well known that musician Neil Young is a car enthusiast, albeit one who drives to the beat of a different drummer. Young has been a big booster of the electric car phenomenon, most notably funding the development of … Continue reading

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