Auto Regulators Examine Electric Vehicle Battery Safety

A Chevrolet Volt manufactured by General Motors Co. that ignited in flames last year following a crash test has led in part to the decision for U.S. auto regulators to hold a forum on lithium ion batteries on electric cars this coming May.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the meeting will take place May 18 in Washington to speak with auto battery-industry representatives and government officials to talk about “safety considerations” for cars powered by lithium ion batteries, according to Bloomberg News.

In June 2011, a Volt car caught fire three weeks after a crash test at a NHTSA facility in Wisconsin, leading the automaker to ask vehicle owners to send back their Volts for repairs.

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