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In the case of a fire in the garage of a North Carolina home where a Chevrolet Volt was being charged at the time, the Volt has been proven – not guilty.
When news first came out regarding this incident, many believed the culprit behind this fire could be the Volt, but Iredell County chief deputy fire marshal Garland Cloer says; “the source of ignition seems to be from outside the area of the vehicles.”
This fire attracted investigators from many companies to come forward to access the cause of the blaze. These included representatives from Nissan, Chevrolet, Siemens, Duke Energy and the homeowners insurance company.
The reason there were so many investigators is because at the time of the fire, the garage housed a Nissan Armada, the Chevrolet Volt, a Siemens 240-volt recharging station, and many miscellaneous items such as a electric cars for kids, not to mention gasoline and other hazardous materials.
The fire marshal said that fire usually follows a “V” path as it spreads, and according to their findings, the fire originated from another source, not the cars. Cloer said that when a fire originates from the car, things like its seats, carpets and rubber hoses are not left intact, but they were in this case, another indication the Volt was not guilty.
Total damage to the house is appraised at $800,000.
[Source: Green Car Reports]
Nissan North America has recently announced U.S pricing for the 2012 Armada SUV and 2012 Titan full-size pickup. The Armada will be offered in three models including the SV, SL and Platinum trim levels. Each models is offered with either a two-wheel or four-wheel drive setup, and a 317-hp 5.6-liter V8 engine. The engine will be mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, and a Brilliant Silver has been added as a new exterior colour choice for the 2012 model year.
Pricing for the 2012 Nissan Armada are as follows:
4×2 SV $38,490
4×2 SL $43,940
4×2 Platinum $51,050
4×4 SV $44,090
4×4 SL $46,840
4×4 Plainum $53,950
The 2012 Titan is offered in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles with in either a 4×4 or 4×2 configuration, along with two wheelbases and three bed lengths. The Titan is equipped with a 317-hp 5.6-liter DOHC V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The maximum towing capacity for the King Cab is 9,500 pounds and the Crew Cab can tow 9,400. The Titan is offered in S, SV, Pro-4x and SL trim levels as well as the all-new SV Sport Appearance Package.
Pricing for the 2012 Nissan Titan King Cab are as follows:
S King Cab 4×2 $27,410
SV King Cab 4×2 $29,410
S King Cab 4×4 $30,260
SV King Cab 4×4 $32,260
Pro-4x King Cab 4×4 $35,140
Pricing for the 2012 Nissan Titan Crew Cab are as follows:
S Crew Cab 4×2 $29,960
SV Crew Cab 4×2 $31,610
SV Crew Cab 4×2 LWB $32,060
SL Crew Cab 4×2 $37,510
S Crew Cab 4×4 $32,810
SV Crew Cab 4×2 $34,460
SV Crew Cab 4×4 LWB $34,940
Pro-4x Crew Cab 4×4 $37,340
SL Crew Cab 4×4 $40,210