• Oct 26th 2010 at 2:02PM
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Chevy Volt First Responder Training – Click above to watch video after the jump

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, right? That's what General Motors is doing with a series of nationwide training sessions for emergency first responders to get them ready for the first private Chevrolet Volts hitting the road later this year. If you want to get a feeling for how these three-hour classes are run, check out the new video after the jump of recent sessions in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The important lessons are on how to sever high-voltage cables, how to disable the powerful battery and specialized extrication procedures related to where the high-strength steel and cut points are. You can watch the video after the jump and there's another one here.

GM isn't the only company talking to emergency personnel about how to safely interact with advanced technology vehicles after an accident. After discussions with first responders, Nissan engineers put a kill switch on the Leaf's battery, even though they said it was perfectly safe and able to shut itself off in the event of a crash. The first responders wanted to be able to do it themselves, so now there is a way to do that.

[Source: Bader TV News]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      You notice as always to the public ...details about battery fires & dangers such as airborn toxins after a hybrid with battery pack crash! -- Other details include what happens in truth when two cars crash head on at more than test speeds, which can be the case.

      America is so corrupt & selfish in so many day to day lifestyyle ways. For example they are covering up all the time in a crash which my mother went through unscathed one time where the other woman was hospitalized & we never heard about the injured woman again right there in Maryland. The injured involved are wisked away & nobody knows squat about if they survived or not...
      What a country boy, they just cover up everthing from their citizens to supposedly protect them from whatever. Thank God for the Net where anyone may find out the facts un- hidden.

      • 4 Years Ago
      I can only imagine what would happen to an EV in a Michael Bay car crash!
        • 4 Years Ago
        It would be worth it to see one destroyed in one of his movies just to see!
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