Four Chevrolet Volt EVs Set on Fire by Arsonist in California

We don't get neither encourage violence under any circumstance. But since our speciality is cars here at autoevolution, we are not at all happy to see these machines being abused.
Burned Chevy Volt 1 photo
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We can't imagine why would someone want to burn a car, regardless of what (stupid) reasons that particular person might invoke. I mean, c'mon, we're supposed to be better than that, right?

Well, not if you ask the arsonist who burned four Chevrolet Volt PHEVs in Novato, California, at a Chevrolet dealership.

According to GM Authority, police and fire squads were requested assistance 11:30 pm over a 'brush fire'. But alongside the brush fire, the intervention crews stumbled upon four burning Chevrolet Volts. Is someone disappointed with the first-gen Chevy Volt, or is this some kind of sick revenge act?

We don't know for sure, but initially authorities though the four cars lit up because of the brush fire. However, further investigations led them to believe that someone intentionally set the vehicles on fire.

The aftermath would not be an easy one to watch, even if no one was hurt during the incident. Two Volts appear to have melted as if a flow of lava covered their exterior body kits while two other vehicles were only partially affected by the blaze, but repairs are required in any case.

It's not the first time EVs or PHEVs suffered from vandalism, after two weeks ago burglars shattered the rear windows of a Toyota Prius and removed the car's nickel-metal battery pack. Authorities said the thieves were trained professionals that knew what they were doing. However, we can't say the same for the one responsible for the burned Volts.

Nevertheless, they all have something in common: being complete douchebags.

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