Lithium-ion battery

Fire damaged battery casing from the Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner showing damage from a "thermal runaway" chemical reaction. (Photo: NTSB/AP)

Boeing confirms new 787 battery incident

Battery problems resurfaced on Boeing’s 787 on Tuesday, after gas was discovered coming out of a battery on a plane parked in Tokyo. Boeing said the problem on a Japan Airlines 787 was discovered during […]

01/14/2014

Tesla Model S all-electric sedan (AP Photo)

Tesla stock tumbles after Model S catches fire

SEATTLE (AP) — Shares of electric car company Tesla sank more than 6 percent Wednesday after an Internet video showed flames spewing from one of the company’s vehicles near Seattle. Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. […]

10/02/2013

Tesla Model S gets Consumer Reports’ top score

DETROIT (AP) — The Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric car has tied an older Lexus for the highest score ever recorded in Consumer Reports magazine’s automotive testing. The Model S, which starts at $62,400 […]

05/09/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (AP Photo)

FAA approves resumption of Boeing 787 flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials have accepted Boeing’s revamped battery system for its beleaguered 787 Dreamliners and intend to lift a 3-month-old order grounding the planes.

04/19/2013

Fire damaged battery casing from the Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner showing damage from a "thermal runaway" chemical reaction. (Photo: NTSB/AP)

NTSB: 787 battery approval should be reconsidered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government should reassess its safety approval of the Boeing 787 lithium ion batteries, the nation’s top accident investigator said Thursday.

02/07/2013

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What holds energy tech back? The infernal battery

WASHINGTON (AP) — As 21st century technology strains to become ever faster, cleaner and cheaper, an invention from more than 200 years ago keeps holding it back. It’s why electric cars aren’t clogging the roads and why Dreamliners aren’t flying high.

01/22/2013

Boeing 787 FAA Review

Overcharging batteries eyed in Boeing 787 fires

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s likely that fires on two Boeing 787 Dreamliners were caused by overcharging lithium ion batteries, aviation safety and battery experts said Friday.

01/18/2013

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