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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it is the process of testing the lithium-ion batteries used in General Motors' electric car, the Chevrolet Volt. Earlier concerns had been raised during testing in May and June of this year after one of the cars at a testing facility parking lot caught fire. That fire was so intense that it caused damage to several other cars parked nearby.

    In May, the NHTSA crashed a Volt, putting it through a serious, side impact collision that left it with serious body damage as well as causing internal damage to the battery. The coolant line was also ruptured in that crash. The crashed Volt was moved to the test facility's parking lot in Burlington, Wisconsin for long term storage. In June, roughly three weeks after the initial crash [url=http://usasmokingsale.com]Cheapest Cigarettes In The World[/url], the battery burst into flame [url=http://smokingsaleusa.com]Newport Cigarettes Official Website[/url].

    In the testing, the NHTSA used several of the same battery packs, recreating the side impact crash used in the May crash. Those crashes were meant to mimic narrow object, side impacts such as what would be sustained by hitting a tree or an electric pole, for instance. In the first of the crashes, there was no change in the battery after the impact. In the second, the battery registered at a higher temperature immediately after the crash but did not actually catch fire until hours later. A third battery initially showed no changes at all but then caught fire. A final battery tested showed some smoke and sparks but did not actually catch fire.

    The NHTSA has not issued any warnings or recalls related to the Volt or the L-ion batteries that they use at this time, but will instead, continue testing them. General Motors, informed of these tests on Friday, issued a statement that reaffirmed the safety of the Volt during "normal operations" as well as after a serious crash. GM and the NHTSA both agree that there have been no reports of fires on any of the Volts under normal operating conditions or on the road [url=http://cigarettessupermarket.com]Price Of Marlboro Cigarettes[/url].

    News of these safety concerns may further harm the electric car industry which has been floundering under lagging sales. GM had projected nearly 10,000 units sold by the end of the year but is less than half way to that goal. Its direct competition [url=http://usacigarettesshop.com]Buying Cigarettes Online[/url], the Nissan Leaf, has sold twice as many. President Barack Obama wants electric cars to take a much larger role in national travel [url=http://cigarettesss.com]Newport Cigarettes Price[/url], proposing that one million be on the road by 2015 so that the US can reduce its long dependence on foreign oil.
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