The Czar is no fan of the weirdly quiet but obnoxiously expensive Chevrolet Volt, but he urges caution and skepticism when hearings stories about batteries catching fire in simulated crashes.
If you have not noticed, gasoline-powered automobiles catch fire as well. The Czar is worried that people will use this for political gain against the Obama administrations when really there is no meat to this story.
Cars in simulated crashed do crazy things. The real test is if they explode violently after minor crashes; so far, the Volt seems very safe. So be a bit wary of anyone trying to make hay out of this: they probably are going to look like tools in a few weeks.
You dont wantto look like a tool, do ya?