GM releases statement on lithium-ion battery explosion, says Chevy Volt was not involved

GM Battery Explosion

GM has just released an updated statement regarding the lithium-ion batter explosion that took place it its Warren Technical Center yesterday during a testing of an experimental battery:

An incident occurred about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday inside a test chamber at the General Motors Alternative Energy Center during extreme testing of an experimental battery. Chemical gases from the battery cells were released and ignited in the enclosed chamber. The battery itself was intact. The battery tested and the incident have no connection with the Chevrolet Volt or any other GM production vehicle.

Employee safety is a priority at GM. Employees were evacuated from the building where the incident occurred. Five people were evaluated by medical personnel; one has been admitted to an area hospital for treatment.

Check out our original post on the GM battery explosion incident here.

– By: Omar Rana