Remember all the public money “invested” in supposedly Green electric vehicles of the future? Seems like a fair portion of it has gone up in smoke. National Review has a brief summary of electric vehicles that have caught fire. Here’s one:
2. A parked Chevy Volt combusts.
In 2011, Bloomberg reported that a Chevy Volt in Wisconsin had ignited. Ironically, the car was parked outside a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing center where it had undergone tests three weeks earlier. The blaze was big enough to burn other nearby vehicles, according to reports.
If electric vehicles do ever catch on –as opposed to catch fire– it will be when there is a genuine economic demand for them, not a government mandate.