Lithium batteries the entire width of the floorpan of the car?
And what about a side impact crash won't structurally compromise, short out, and potentially incinerate a pile of "thousands" of lithium cells?
Volt has problems starting fires three weeks after the fact, and it's batteries are in the center of the car, as far from crumple zones as they can be, and yet are still affected by impact.
This could burst into lithium fueled flames (1500+ degrees), before people are extracted from the car.
Where was that Audi A7 article again... So much better than this.