Yelling Fire In A Crowded Garage

GM union workers must be very proud of their latest product.
Chevy Volt REIGNITES !!!

The Hartford Courant
2:16 PM EDT, April 18, 2011

A fire apparently reignited inside the battery of a new Chevrolet Volt car early Monday, less than five days after the Volt, an electric hybrid, was involved in a blaze that destroyed a Barkhamsted garage where it had been plugged in for recharging.

Local authorities have been investigating whether Thursday's blaze was sparked by the Volt, but had not yet determined a cause when the fire rekindled.

"The rekindle this morning really adds to the mystery," Barkhamsted Fire Marshal Bill Baldwin said today.

Representatives from General Motors, the vehicle's manufacturer plan, are scheduled to arrive in Barkhamsted this evening to examine the car, Baldwin said.

The hybrid electric car was not plugged in this morning when the fire rekindled, Baldwin said.

The first fire, which occurred last Thursday about 5 a.m., destroyed the attached garage, the Chevrolet Volt and a Suzuki vehicle that had been converted so that it too ran on electricity.

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So they put out free heat too?

Is that a bug or a feature?

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Obviously a case of an evil battery with extra life and a zest to kill it's owner. May I suggest we assemble the cast of the movie "Christine" and film a famous thriller scene where the cast takes turns failing to destroy the battery powered burned up conveyance and dying in the process. Until it's Government Motors turn and they succeed in destroying it with a quiet recall notice.

Mr. Apathy

I consider it to be very fortuitous that I just read this article a min prior to seeing this post.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/government_motors_is...

Follow up: What happens when the company fails and we've already bailed them out?

My answer: Same thing that happens if we don't bail them out.

MikeyA

My answer: Same thing that happens if we don't bail them out.

Except now the the bailouts, the taxpayer is poorer for the same unit of fail.

Well it looks like Wolfman's concerns a month ago are now hitting mainstream!
Japan Tests Cars for Radiation
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870400400457627057385594954...
Quote from article:
TOKYO—The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said Monday that the country's auto makers have started testing their vehicles for radiation prior to shipments to domestic and overseas markets, in a bid to mitigate concerns among customers about purchasing Japan-made products due to the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

http://www.krcrtv.com/automotive/27606019/detail.html
Toyota cuts US output, may lower 2011 sales target
http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/toyota-cuts-us-output-may-lower-2011-...
Toyota also said that from April 26 to June 3 it would cut production by 70 percent at its North American assembly plants. Workers will have four-hour shifts three days a week instead of eight-hour shifts three days a week.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Well, it's about time. Americans were in a buying binge in the 2000s almost solely from the "housing income". They pulled out home equity at record rates, all covered by the banks (meaning, eventually the taxpayers), and then bought up all those SUVs. Almost literally, they used their houses like ATMs. Well, the bill's coming due. We're broke. So sorry, Charlie: No more massive factory outputs, since it can't be sold.

Americans will be busy either servicing debts and paying huge taxes, or just paying huge taxes. Either way, our consumerism just took a powder.

http://www.detnews.com/article/20110421/AUTO01/104210376/Fiat-building-u...

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