GM, NHTSA Defend Volt Probe From GOP Allegations

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 3:32 PM EST) -- Facing Republican lawmakers' accusations of delays and dishonesty, General Motors Inc. and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday defended their probe of a battery defect in the Chevrolet Volt, saying the vehicle was safe and that NHSTA tests were properly disclosed.

The NHTSA closed its defect investigation into the Chevrolet Volt on Friday, issuing a report that the electric car poses no greater safety risk than gasoline-powered vehicles. But Republican members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform were unconvinced, saying the...
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