Chevrolet Volt undergoing water testing – Click above to watch video after the jump

The video that you're about to watch would certainly make for a fitting episode of Mythbusters. For example, Myth: When you drive a plug-in vehicle packing some serious voltage into deep water, sparks will immediately fly, followed by a raging storm of electrical arcs bouncing around the cabin like some fireworks show on the Fourth of July and ultimately ending with electrocution. Fact: not so much.

In Mythbusters fashion, the crew of engineers over at General Motors have tested this situation and many others over the last few months as they ready the Volt for launch. Throughout the battery of tests, they've dispelled most of the myths regarding electrical safety and in this latest video the engineers discovered that when repeatedly driven into deep water, the Chevy Volt just keeps going. No sparks, no fires, no death by electrocution and no drama. Myth busted! Follow after the jump to watch the Volt take the plunge.

[Source: Chevrolet]

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