Burnt Chevrolet Volt - Image Via Alex Hopmann
In Seattle, at the downtown Cheesecake Factory location, a Chevrolet Volt was consumed by fire in the northeast corner of the fourth floor of the parking garage located over the Cheesecake site.
***UPDATE: Volt fire case has been reopened as new details have surfaced. Arson experts are examining the vehicle now. Full details here.
**UPDATE: Seattle Fire Department provides us with additional details on fire involving Chevrolet Volt. Link to new article with additional details here
Cause is unknown at this time, but the fire department responded to the call of fire sometime on Friday evening.
As of Saturday night, the burnt Volt was still in the same location, possibly pending investigation.
This is not the first Volt to catch fire in public, and surely won't be the last, but as of yet, the Volt's lithium-ion battery has never been the cause of fire in any Volt out in the public's hands.
We've been unable to obtain additional information at this time, but we are contacting General Motors for comment. We'll update this story when/if GM responds and/or more information becomes available.
*UPDATE: We have a report request into the Seattle Fire Department and are awaiting response. Seattle Police Department has kindly directed us to the proper contacts.
Approximate Location Of Volt Fire