However, given some of the recent media utopia over any connection that the fact a car is electric, and that also being the reason for the fire itself, we feel we should state:
- this Nissan LEAF did not spontaneously catch fire as the hapless owner drove down the road,
- it didn't randomly catch fire parked in a driveway or at an Applebee's
- the NHSTA did not crumple it up into a little ball, poke holes in the battery, and then abandon it for several weeks before this happened either
According To Auction Notes, This Car Was Sold
Also for reference: Shots of the Chevrolet Volt NHSTA fire incident, of which no fault, at all, was found with the GM product in question, from June 4th or 5th, 2011.
NHSTA Volt Fire (click to enlarge)
2011 Chevrolet Volt Pack Removed From Test Vehicle