Electric Car Battery Fire

November 25, 2011 - 9:30 PM
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, the Chevy Volt appears on display at the Washington Auto Show, in Washington. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, it has opened a formal safety defect investigation of the lithium-ion batteries in General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt to assess the risk of fire in the electric car after a serious crash. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)