December 6, 2011

Obama Volt!

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:

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.”
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.

Honestly, after looking at that Fiat, the only thing I could lose in it would be my lunch.


Andy said...

The Chevy Volt -- Icon of the Obama presidency.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

How do you ruin the greatest car manufacturer in the world? Put a Marxist in charge.

Anonymous said...

The Volt says all you need to know about Obama, Detroit, and Marxism.

sig94 said...

Andy - I always thought the corn dog was Obumble's icon.

sig94 said...

Odie - and enable the Marxists to run the trade unions too.

sig94 said...

Nickie - hopefully after the 2012 elections the subpeonas and indictments will tell us a bit more.

The Watcher said...

Sig...corn dogs are tasty and enjoyable, unlike OhBumbles.

And looking at that picture, you'd have to be awfully tiny - or flexible like Gumby - to lose your virginity in something that small.

sig94 said...

Watcher - It's all about flexibility. When I was young and spry I once, ah, experimented in an Opel Cadet. To be any worse than that you'd have to be in a sardine tin.

Kid said...

I always knew the Volt would be a piece of shit. Can't add to your comment on that piece of shit fiat.

At the core, it is stupid people who keep this garbage in our lives. People actually by that shit.

Down With Stupid People !
Revolution! heh

Kid said...

Odie. The unions killed GM and most other companies long before oblabber showed up.

sig94 said...

Kid - my dad bought a new 70-something Fiat years ago. Worst car he ever owned.

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