Gov. Tells GM To End Volt Battery Fire Investigation

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. pspr


    The Obama administration is playing with peoples lives.

    U.S. regulators ended an investigation into why Chevrolet Volt electric cars caught fire, and said electric vehicles do not pose a greater risk of fire.

    The conclusion by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came two weeks after General Motors Co. (GM) told owners to bring the vehicles to dealerships for repair.

    “Based on the available data, NHTSA does not believe that Chevy Volts or other electric vehicles pose a greater risk of fire than gasoline-powered vehicles,” the agency said in an e- mailed statement today.


    Representative Darrell Issa, the California Republican who is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, plans to hold a hearing on Jan. 25 about the fires and the regulator’s handling of the incidents. GM Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson and NHTSA Administrator David Strickland are scheduled to testify.

    Issa has asked whether President Barack Obama’s administration kept silent about the fires because of its interest in the success of GM’s government-backed restructuring and a U.S. goal of having 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.
  2. 377OHMS


    Issa is somebody with actual leadership experience and a moral compass. Wonder what his plans are for the next 4 years?
  3. Max E.

    Max E.

    Who would have thought, Obama and Milton Friedman would end up on the same side. :D

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