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Blast at Chinese Battery Recycler Draws Attention to Industry’s Supply Chain Risks

China’s biggest battery manufacturer has urged a focus on safety issues after an explosion at a recycling affiliate, which has drawn attention to the risks in the industry’s supply chain. The blast at a Hunan Brunp Recycling Technology Co. factory …

GM Recalling 69,000 Chevy Bolt Electric Cars Over Fire Risk

General Motors Co. said on Friday it was recalling 68,677 electric cars worldwide that pose a fire risk after five reported fires and two minor injuries. The recall is for 2017-2019 model year Chevrolet Bolt EVs with high voltage batteries …

Battery Fires Make Headlines as Electric Vehicle Sales Take Off

First, Hyundai Motor Co. made headlines about its electric cars catching fire. Five days later, it was General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. The next day, it was BMW AG. Vehicles going up in flames aren’t new to the …

Fire Departments Need Training in Electric Vehicle Fires

Half of U.S. fire departments have no protocols in place to fight fires that break out in the growing number of battery-powered vehicles on the road, according to accident investigators. Only a quarter of fire departments have dedicated training for …

Federal Regulator Opening Formal Probe into GM Volt Fire Risk

U.S. auto safety regulators are opening a formal investigation into fire risks in General Motors’ Volt vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said last Friday. The NHTSA said it was taking the action after re-creation this month of a …