Let me guess. The Volt factory?
“Let me guess. The Volt factory?”
The GM Tech Center in the research facility’s Alternative Energy Center (Warren, MI)
The Warren Tech Center is GM's ginormous development facility.
I am all for mocking the Volt and Government Motors, but Lab accidents happen. Engineers can get a bit sloppy while they are focusing on some difficult problems, and speed to get an answer, and not paying attention to the 'mundane' issues of safety and control...
Hybrids use Lithium batteries too. But the ones for all electric vehicles are by necessity of higher capacity and higher energy density. Thus, more likely to turn into a bomb.