The Chevy Volt, is not, shall we say, a hot seller.  But it does represent a step forward in energy technology as it doubles as both an electric car and a barbecue grill (via Lakeshore Laments):

A hybrid electric Chevrolet Volt believed to have sparked an overnight blaze in a garage in Barkhamsted last week, reignited again on Monday.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating how the electric car parked at a Center Hill Road home caught fire Monday morning.

Last week, homeowners Storm Connors and his wife, Dee, woke up to the sound of a smoke alarm around 4 a.m.

The couple’s garage, where they parked their new Chevrolet Volt hybrid, was on fire. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze. A firewall built between the home and the garage saved their home.

Investigators with the state fire marshal’s office and the couple’s insurance company, at the time, suspected the hybrid car have had something to do with the blaze.

On Monday morning, firefighters were called back to the home when the car caught fire again.

And the best thing is, you don’t even need to plug it in for it to work:

The hybrid electric car was not plugged in this morning when the fire rekindled….

Now if only they could do this with windmills, we’d be all set.

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