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    Quote Originally Posted by DonGlock26 View Post
    You should really read the whole article before trying to sound more intelligent than someone else.


    "NHTSA is also apparently probing an incident involving a Volt catching on fire while charging."

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    I would bet serious money that was an improperly-installed charger and/or under-spec'd wiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonGlock26 View Post
    Do you have a smoke detector in your garage? Could you hear it from the other side of the house?

    Wait, you are a Brit, so you probably don't have a master bedroom, great room, two car garage, and kitchen/dinning room like a middle-class American.

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    No, we have dining rooms. I have no idea what 'dinning' is. I don't own a car so have no need for a garage. I also have a seperate kitchen and dining room. I have no idea what a 'great room' is. I guess that's an American affectation like 'powder room'. (We don't go in for prissy similes; a toilet is a toilet, and a bathroom has a bath in it).
    I live alone and thus have no need of more than the two bedrooms I have. I forgot; I also built a small house in my garden for guests.
    Last edited by snakestretcher; Nov 12 2011 at 07:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakestretcher View Post
    No, we have dining rooms. I have no idea what 'dinning' is. I don't own a car so have no need for a garage. I also have a seperate kitchen and dining room. I have no idea what a 'great room' is. I guess that's an American affectation like 'powder room'. (We don't go in for prissy similes; a toilet is a toilet, and a bathroom has a bath in it).
    I live alone and thus have no need of more than the two bedrooms I have. I forgot; I also built a small house in my garden for guests.

    It's a pity that your socialist country has so limited you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonGlock26 View Post
    It's a pity that your socialist country has so limited you.
    Limited me to what? On the contrary we don't feel the need for grotesquely gratuitous displays of 'I've got', nor the pressures of trying to keep up with the Jones' latest ride-on lawn mower.

    My country has had a conservative government since May 2010. Do try to keep up.

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    Meh, nothing is perfect. Seems better placement of the battery to give more "cushion" in the event of a crash might fix it.

    I've seen first hand, somones Volvo turn into a flaming comet...and noones claiming Volvos are unsafe.

    Man cannot make perfection in anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichT2705 View Post
    Meh, nothing is perfect. Seems better placement of the battery to give more "cushion" in the event of a crash might fix it.

    I've seen first hand, somones Volvo turn into a flaming comet...and noones claiming Volvos are unsafe.

    Man cannot make perfection in anything.
    If Obama were not subsidizing the Volt by $7,500 per car I wouldn't care if they all blew up.

    But any flaw in this turkey reflects back on the government that spawned it.
    Last edited by Mac-7; Nov 12 2011 at 08:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac-7 View Post
    If Obama were not subsidizing the Volt by $7,500 per car I wouldn't care if they all blew up.

    But any flaw in this turkey reflects back on the government that spawned it.

    Better the money going to American products than overseas to the Lbyan rebels or something else IMO.

    I like GM, and hope they can make this work, and I have realistic expectations of making perfection. 20 or 2000 years from now , our vehicles will still have a percentage of chance to fail...perfection is simply not attainable in anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiveUsLibertyin2012 View Post
    hmmmm,flashbacks of the Ford Pinto ..
    Looks like the Volt is blowing up like Obamas presidency.

    http://jalopnik.com/5858690/chevy-vo...-investigation

    Chevy Volt fire explodes into federal investigation of electric car safety

    The federal government is now investigating the safety of electric cars, and specifically, lithium-ion batteries, after a Chevy Volt caught fire three weeks after a side-impact crash test.

    The wrecked Volt apparently caught fire in the parking lot of NHTSA's crash test facility in Wisconsin a full three weeks after the initial crash test. According to the exclusive Bloomberg story, the fire was large enough to burn vehicles parked in the vicinity of the car.

    NHTSA is also apparently probing an incident involving a Volt catching on fire while charging. But the scope is not merely limited to General Motors. Regulators have approached all automakers, including GM, Nissan, and Ford any that sell or have plans to sell vehicles with lithium-ion batteries with questions about the batteries' fire risk, four people familiar with the inquiry said to Bloomberg.

    We've reached out to NHTSA and GM for comment.
    Golly, You mean they didn't learn anything from the cellphone/laptop industry when they decided to make batteries out of Lithium? Stupid is as stupid does!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiveUsLibertyin2012 View Post
    Chevy Volt explodes 3 weeks after crash test
    I bet Hollywood will buy thousands of them for stunts. They won't even have to load them with explosives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichT2705 View Post

    Better the money going to American products than overseas to the Lbyan rebels or something else IMO.

    I like GM, and hope they can make this work, and I have realistic expectations of making perfection. 20 or 2000 years from now , our vehicles will still have a percentage of chance to fail...perfection is simply not attainable in anything.
    Are you telling us that the money is just burning a hole in Obama's pocket and he's going to blow it on something if not the Chevy Volt?

    We don't HAVE to do either you know.

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