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GM Says It Has Software Fix for Electric Car Bolt’s Battery Fires

Engineers at General Motors have figured out how to fix a battery problem with the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatchback that caused five of them to catch fire. The company says they developed diagnostic software to look for anomalies in the …

Early Claims and Crash Tests Suggest Risks of Luxury, SUV Electric Vehicles

Electric luxury cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) may be 40% more likely to cause accidents than their standard engine counterparts, possibly because drivers are still getting used to their quick acceleration, French insurer AXA said. The numbers, based on …

Safety Regulators Investigating Electric Car Fire

U.S. safety regulators are investigating a fire in Texas that destroyed three vehicles this month, including a luxury plug-in sports car built by Fisker Automotive. The Fisker Karma, which sells for more than $100,000, was parked in the garage of …