Surviving the impact of a crash is the priority in the safety efforts conducted by the automotive industry, but with the imminent arrival of electric cars to the market, there is a new threat: electrocution.
The problem is very sensitive when it comes to deal with emergencies in which you may have to cut the car to remove the passengers occupants.
According to Autotrader.com, this problem has already been anticipated by Chevrolet and OnStar, companies that are working in a number of steps to know how to respond to an emergency call and how to manipulate the Chevrolet Volt after being involved in an accident.
Los Angeles, Detroit and Washington DC are the areas where the Volt will be delivered first. Chevrolet will also offer conferences in Chicago, Indianapolis and Houston about this issue and electric cars.
"We believe that the first response to the education program is very important to raise the warning level and understand the electric cars technology. This is a natural extension of the collaborative efforts that we have had in the past and what we should do when we introducing new safety and other technologies" said Carmen Benavides, Chevrolet director of safety.
Chevrolet develops with representatives from various safety organizations, educational materials for fire departments, police, emergency medical institutes, technicians and other elements to help to answer questions they have about electric cars.
Some of the specific information includes pictures of the car and shows the location of high strength steel that is difficult to cut, items designed especially for cutting and the electrical circuits that can be disconnected, among others.
If you want to find out or get more information on how electric and hybrid cars work, please follow the link to see how FuelEconomy.gov explains the process, or you can also check the video below: