Energy

GM Volt Battery Fix Part of an Industry Evolution

General Motors just announced a quasi-recall of the 8,000 Volt plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) made to-date in order to address the battery fire issue. Technically, it is a “Customer Satisfaction Program,” done proactively in advance of any government requirement, and not an actual recall.

A Volt that had been crash-tested, without an immediate incident in the LG-manufactured lithium-ion (Lion) battery, erupted into flames caused by a battery fire days later. The cause was a cracked line in the battery liquid cooling system, which eventually resulted in a short circuit.

via GM Volt Battery Fix Part of an Industry Evolution : Greentech Media.

Categories: Energy, Transportation

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