GM CEO to testify in front of U.S. House panel regarding Volt fire

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson agreed yesterday to testify in front of a U.S. House panel next week regarding how safety regulators handled the investigation into Chevrolet Volt crash fire risks.

“Dan has agreed to testify at the hearing, and he looks forward to doing it,” GM spokesman Greg Martin told The Detroit News. This will be Akerson’s first testimony on Capitol Hill since he took over as CEO of GM in September 2010.

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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is also expected to hear from David Strickland, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The hearing is scheduled for Jan. 25 and will be titled “Volt Vehicle Fire: What did NHTSA know and when did they know it?”

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoNews