But not so fast...maybe we would all be advised to look at some of these cars like first generation gadgets...unless you want one just as a status symbol, might be a good idea to hold off purchasing one until the second or third generation is out on the market for sale. Seems the Lithium-ion batteries have a bit of a problem...THEY CATCH FIRE. There have been enough of these fires that the National Highway Traffic Safety Association has decided to conduct an investigation.
All is not bleak for those desperately wanting to own a Volt today...these battery fires occur only AFTER a serious accident...that is reassuring perhaps for the "Little Old Lady from Pasadena" but for those with a need for speed, or perhaps driving in bad weather, the towering inferno lithium-ion battery fires do give pause for cause.
If GM happens to be reading this article, would love to say test drive one of your cars for say five years, provide anecdotal evidence to support your claim that the cars are safe under normal operating conditions. I promise I'll do my best to avoid any deliberate crashes during the test drive period...unlike the NHTSA who is crashing some of these beautiful cars deliberately.