Yeah, I'm reaching here. It was supposed to be a play on "Deus Vult!" Latin for "God Wills It!" which was a Medieval expression used to promote the Crusades and the Black Plague. Now it is Obama Wills It! for you to purchase this miserable, pokey toy that will go 40 miles on a battery charge and then set your garage on fire.
In any event, it appears that General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may have colluded to prevent timely disclosure of several fires in Volt test vehicles that originated in the car's battery system.
From Auto Guide:
In related news, several Italian women claimed that they lost their virginity after purchasing the new Fiat 500 but later recanted their stories after checking the glove compartment and finding the missing items.The Chevy Volt, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle touted as “the most fuel-efficient compact car in the United States,” is the subject of a federal investigation into whether it is safe or not.
According to a report by CBS, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun a “safety defect investigation,” on the vehicle after crash testing earlier in the year found that damage to the Volt’s lithium-ion battery resulted in a fire.
“The agency is concerned that damage to the Volt’s batteries as part of three tests that are explicitly designed to replicate real-world crash scenarios have resulted in fire,” the administration said in a news release. “NHTSA is therefore opening a safety defect investigation of Chevy Volts, which could experience a battery-related fire following a crash.”
Honestly, after looking at that Fiat, the only thing I could lose in it would be my lunch.