What Are Consumer Options for Electric Cars?

Now that NHTSA has stated the Volt is safe and presents no additional fire risk, is should help relieve doubts about it and other electric cars, writes IB Times.

Published: 26-Jan-2012

Electric vehicles got a regulatory boost Friday after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that Chevy Volts - and electric vehicles in general - did not pose additional fire safety risks.

Three batteries in Volts, the electric car from General Motors, caught fire following crash tests by federal safety regulators, which in November prompted an investigation and in January caused GM to recall voluntarily 8,000 of the vehicles.

However, federal regulators on Friday said that GM's modifications to the battery

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