After a relatively short period of quiet, the guys over at General Motors have finally come up with a solution to the problems the Chevrolet Volt has.
The battery pack received some mild structural modifications the guys over at Chevrolet say will make all of the necessary difference.
Hoping that all of their worries go away but, more importantly, all the risks of battery fire hazards in a Chevrolet Volt disappear, the company will be offering a safety enhancements.
Yeah, about that, we’re not talking about a set of recalls that are happening to the Chevrolet Volt for all of its battery problems.
Somehow marketing and legal departments meddled with the idea and this is called a safety enhancement right now but you know what it really is.
The problem at hand was determined to be in how there is a risk of fluid leaks from the protective casing around the battery coolant.
The leaked coolant would then interract with the Chevrolet Volt’s circuitry, lead to a short circuit and, eventually the dreaded fire the whole show has been about.
Basically, they’ve strengthened that protective casing in order to achieve the current safety rating. At this point, the Chevrolet Volt battery pack can showoff with an interesting theoretical record.
GM claims to have tested the new system for an operating life of 285.000 hours or roughly 25 years to achieve their new status.
With those figures, they claim the new Chevrolet Volt battery is one of the safest battery system cell design currently available on the market.