NHTSA backtracks on Volt safety

“The fundamental tendency of lithium-ion batteries is that they are inherently unstable,” said Jeremy Anwyl, chief executive of car-research firm Edmunds.com.”

The Wall Street Journal reports,

… in a change to its previous stance, the [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration] is no longer saying it is certain that battery-powered cars are as safe as their conventional counterparts. NHTSA said, however, that it has no specific reason to be concerned about vehicles other than the Volt.

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