Car Fires in Green Cars

Written by greg on January 20, 2012

There has been a lot of news coming out lately about the American auto industry – and most of it is good. First, it’s nice to know that America is finally back on top when it comes to manufacturing, design and sales. In my opinion the pendulum was bound to swing back in favor of American auto makers eventually – and it seems that is has according to media sources. One commentator offered an interesting observation as to one reason for this. It seems that today’s young buyers do not want to be caught in the same type of vehicle their parents drove. So their parents’ parents drove American – then their parents drove Japanese (foreign) – so to reclaim their sense of independent thinking they have returned to the American auto market! (An interesting psychoanalysis of the auto market…)

Green vehicles are entering the market with greater speed now. Drivers are looking for authentic alternatives to gas-powered engines and their choices are increasing constantly. It seems every manufacturer has a green car to offer the driving public. However, of late there have been some surprising setbacks – most notably with the batteries. Several tests have shown they may have a propensity to catch fire –and a car fire is never a good thing in the potential driver’s mind. One manufacturer has offered to buy back the vehicles from their customers until the ‘problem is solved’ but few have taken them up on the offer. What follows is a short reminder to car companies:

Safety first – then green.

Greg Baumgartner is a car fire attorney and the founder of the Baumgartner law firm, a Texas personal injury law firm dedicated to helping families of people injured or killed in accidents. For a free no obligation consultation with a Texas personal injury attorney call the Baumgartner law firm at 281-587-1111.

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