GM to offer Volt owners free loaner car during federal safety investigation
A Volt - which is an electric car that uses a 400-pound battery pack - caught on fire in Wisconsin earlier this month while parked at a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing center. The fire occurred three weeks after a side-impact crash test.
Since then, another Volt battery caught fire following safety tests and one started smoking and emitting sparks.
Responding to the incidents and subsequent federal investigation, GM will offer Volt owners loaner cars indefinitely.
“Chevrolet and GM believe in the safety of the Volt,” GM North America President Mark Reuss told reporters this morning on a conference call. “But our focus is and always will be on the confidence and safety of our customers.”
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