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NHTSA announces additional electric vehicle safety information

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Nov 29, 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced further action to assess the risk of fire in Chevy Volts that have been involved in serious crashes. The recent crash tests from NHTSA involving the Chevrolet Volt indicate that additional steps may be required to disable a damaged battery after a crash.

The focus of NFPA's Electric Vehicle Safety Training Project is to give first responders the information they need to address the immediate safety issues that can arise in crashes or other emergency situations involving electric vehicles. While the information gathered by NHTSA and GM as part of this investigation likely will be used primarily by second responders, NFPA will continue to stay up to date on any new developments and share information as part of our training as it becomes available.

Learn more on NFPA's Electric Vehicle Safety Training blog.

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