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Tesla Says Single Battery Module Caused Car Fire in Shanghai

BEIJING/TOKYO — Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc. said on Friday a single battery module caused a car to catch fire in Shanghai and it had revised its vehicle settings to further protect its batteries following an investigation into the …

Explosions Threatening Lithium-Ion’s Edge in a Battery Race

Another lithium-ion battery has exploded, this time at an energy-storage complex in the U.S. At least 21 fires had already occurred at battery projects in South Korea, according to BloombergNEF. But this latest one, erupting on Friday at a facility …

U.S. Banning Lithium Batteries as Cargo on Passenger Airplanes

The U.S. government said on Wednesday it is issuing new rules barring airlines from carrying potentially hazardous lithium-ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft, and setting new requirements for transporting them on cargo planes. The U.S. Transportation Department’s …

Tesla That Caught Fire in Florida Crash Reached 116 MPH

A Tesla Inc. Model S driven by an 18-year-old reached a top speed of 116 miles per hour before skidding into a wall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and bursting into flames, according to a preliminary report by U.S. accident investigators. …

Ban on Air Shipments of Lithium Batteries Proposed by UN Panel

A U.N. panel recommended Wednesday that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes, said aviation officials familiar with the decision. The International Civilian Aviation Organization’s air …

Probe Links Lithium Battery to Dubai UPS Crash

A fast-moving fire that began in cargo containing lithium batteries turned the inside of a United Parcel Service plane into a “catastrophic” chain reaction of flames and smoke before a crash three years ago in the desert outside Dubai, according …

Boeing Finishes 787 Testing, Focus Shifts to Regulators

With a successful flight on Friday, Boeing moved closer to proving that a revamped safety system can prevent batteries on its new 787 Dreamliner from catching fire or overheating, and getting back the plane into service. Friday’s test flight concludes …

Lawmakers Block Safety Rules for Battery Shipments

Lawmakers responded to pleas from industry and foreign governments on Friday with a tentative agreement to block the Obama administration from requiring that air shipments of lithium batteries be treated as hazardous cargo because of the danger of fires during …