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BYD e6 Electric Taxi Burns After 112-MPH Drunk Supercar Driver Crash

BYD e6 Electric Taxi Burns After 112-MPH Drunk Supercar Driver Crash

Over the weekend we heard the disturbing news that a BYD e6 electric taxi in Shenzhen China had burst into flames and killed three of its occupants after being hit by a speeding drunk driver. According to eyewitness reports, the BYD e6 taxi, one of around 400 e6 electric taxis being used in the... read more

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2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

NHTSA Closes Chevy Volt Battery-Pack Fire Safety Investigation

Well, it's all over but the shouting now. This afternoon, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a statement saying it had closed its investigation into... read more January 20, 2012 by  10


 
2009 Toyota Prius

Prius Unintended Acceleration: Electronic Faults Untraceable

A new report from a National Academy of Sciences panel has said that the NHTSA was justified in closing a probe into Toyota's 2009 and 2010 unintended acceleration cases... read more January 20, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

Fisker Issues Recall And Personal Apology For Software Glitch

As cars become increasingly complex, with more and more systems controlling their operation, recalls for first-year models are all but inevitable. Such is the case with the... read more January 13, 2012 by  4


 
Structural enhancements to fit to Chevy Volt electric car to avoid post-crash battery-pack fires.

Animation Shows Chevy Volt Crash Safety Updates: Video

Yesterday, General Motors announced a Customer Satisfaction Program for all assembled Chevy Volt sedans, aimed at strengthening the battery compartment to prevent coolant... read more January 6, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station Advert

Chevrolet To Offer Volt Modifications Against Battery Fire Risk

GM announced today that it would offer a "customer satisfaction" initiative that provides modifications to roughly 12,400 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric cars to... read more January 5, 2012 by  7


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Tsunami-Damaged Nissan Leafs Show Strength Of Battery Packs

When we wrote last year about the 2011 Nissan Leaf being waterboarded for your safety, little did we know an even sterner test was about to challenge the safety of Nissan's... read more December 26, 2011 by  3


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Volt Owners Speak Up, Say It's Safe, Rave About Their Electric Cars

It's been a tough few weeks of publicity for the Chevrolet Volt, the extended-range electric car that's the green halo vehicle at General Motors. Now, despite sales below... read more December 5, 2011 by  11


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Today's Volt Update: GM Buyback, Owners Rally, Sales Goal Unmet

Phew. Yesterday was quite a day indeed in Chevy Volt land. A bevy of news items hit the wires, following Monday's offer of loaner cars to Volt owners who weren't comfortable... read more December 2, 2011 by  10


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Electric Car Buyers Unfazed By Fire Reports

Even as Chevrolet celebrated its 100th anniversary recently, different concerns were mounting from some media outlets and green car curmudgeons. They weren't concerned about... read more November 22, 2011 by  5


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

Hybrid Cars Safer To Crash In, Worse If You're A Pedestrian

There are many good reasons to drive a hybrid car, but did you know that one of them is improved safety levels? It's true - according to data gathered by the Highway Loss... read more November 17, 2011 by  2


 
Car accident

NHTSA To Treat Crashed Electric Cars With More Respect After Volt Blaze

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering adopting a new set of procedures for tow trucks and wrecking yards to follow when dealing with... read more November 15, 2011 by  1


 
car on fire

Fire Marshal Says NC Garage Fire Started Away From Chevy Volt: Exclusive

Preliminary conclusions from the investigation into a Mooresville, North Carolina, house fire that destroyed a Chevrolet Volt indicate the fire did not start in the vehicle... read more November 14, 2011 by  8


 
Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid safety

Plan On Crashing Your Plug-In Car? Volvo Will Keep You Safe

Cars of today are immeasurably safer than those even a decade ago, and manufacturers have been working very carefully to ensure that the different requirements of electric... read more October 25, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Fiat 500 IIHS crash testing

2012 Fiat 500 Minicar Named IIHS Top Safety Pick Despite Size

Yes, small can still be safe. Imagine! The diminutive 2012 Fiat 500 minicar was deemed a Top Safety Pick by the influential Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In... read more October 19, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen, Audi Recall Clean-Diesel TDI Cars For Fuel Leak Problem

The Volkswagen Group 2.0-liter clean-diesel TDI engine has been fitted to quite a number of VW vehicles over the years, as well as the Audi A3 TDI. Now the company has... read more October 6, 2011 by  0


 
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