As far as the Volt is concerned, the author needs to check FACTS as versus false rumors. The Volt is one of the safest cars made! The NHTSA did NOT drain the battery of its charge after it did destructive testing on a Volt. And, THREE weeks later, the battery started a fire from fluid leaks induced by the testing leaving the car upside down. Had the battery been drained (they drain gas tanks on normal cars), nothing would have happened! No Volt has caught fire in any real world incident/accident. Here's is a picture of one that should have, if it had any problems: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/chevy-volt-is-proven-fire-proof-by-massive-crash-45614.html And, how many people suffer each year from fires in gasoline driven cars?