Wednesday, January 25, 2012

GOP: Special treatment for defective Chevy Volts

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform today issued a staff report today critical of the way the Obama administration handled disclosure of battery defects with the GM-built, government backed Chevy Volt:
In the face of that political dependency, it is deeply troubling that public notification of the safety concerns related to the Volt was inexplicably delayed for six months – a period of time that also coincides with the negotiation over the 2017-2025 fuel economy standards. The necessity of a full explanation for NHTSA’s silence concerning the Volt’s safety risk has been compounded by its lack of cooperation with the Committee.
The committee's full 16 page report was released at a hearing today in Washington DC.

The New York Times and the Detroit Free Press were among news organisations that covered the hearing.

Pres. Obama at the wheel of a Volt, July 2010.  US Government Photo

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