DETROIT TheStreet) -- General Motors (GM - Get Report) is working to improve the Volt battery, while Republican legislators are looking to investigate whether the Obama administration withheld news of the battery fire investigation.
In other words, it appears, GM wants to fix a problem in the car that it considers the symbol of its future, while Congress wants to make a case against a company that some consider
The Detroit Free Press, quoting sources, reported Wednesday that the automaker is considering alternatives including reinforcing vulnerable sections of the battery's case. GM is also considering laminating the circuitry inside the battery case and better protecting the cooling system from leaking in a crash, Reuters reported.
The moves follow the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's announcement on Nov. 25 that it is opening a formal safety defect investigation to assess the risk of battery fires in the Volt, after the agency's testing of the vehicle led to