Earlier this month, General Motors recalled 68,667 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles due to battery fires that have occurred when the battery is full charged.
At least five of these cars have caught on fire and several reports of smoke inhalation injuries have been reported. These fires occurred while the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration continues to investigate fires in Tesla’s electric vehicles.
There are also on-going concerns about what happens to used EV batteries when they are tossed into landfills, an inconvenient fact that radical EV enthusiasts don’t want you to know. You can read more about them (hint: they can burst into flames) and problems associated with recycling EV batteries here.
Before our state government starts issuing more mandates about how we live our lives (including what type of cars we can purchase) can we at least be certain that they are safe?