Expect General Motors Co. to make use of its extensive Chevrolet Volt test data to demonstrate for consumers the car’s battery technology is bulletproof in terms of safety and reliability. As GM readies its ’11 Volt extended-range electric vehicle for launch in November 2010, the auto maker has subjected the car’s lithium-ion battery packs to more than 20 tests. The potentially volatile components have been subjected to events ranging from violent impact and shock to hostile environments ...

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