Give GM credit.
With questions swirling around the safety of the Chevy Voltfollowing the launch of a federal investigation of battery fires in the car, the company is trying to reassure Volt owners and potential buyers.
The question is whether it will have much impact.
For Volt owners GM is sending a letteroutlining what the company knows about the NHTSA investigation and why GM believes the Volt is safe.
On a conference call with reporters, the President of GM North America, Mark Reuss was emphatic in calling the Volt safe. "We don't think there is an immediate fire risk," said Reuss. "We are going to make this technology and electrification the best that we can. You know the internal combustion engine has 100 years of experience with it. This is safer, or I believe this is safer, than any internal combustion engine car."