New York City Seeks Public Help With E-Bike Crackdown After Deadly Fires

New York City officials called on the public to help with a crackdown on unsafe e-bike shops after a spate of deadly fires caused by lithium ion batteries, the latest of which killed four people in Manhattan’s Chinatown last Tuesday. …

Dangers of Disposable Vapes: Lithium Battery Fires, Plastic Waste and Health

Three fires broke out at the Grundon waste disposal plant near London’s Heathrow Airport in the past six months. In each case, the chief suspects were disposable vaping devices containing lithium batteries. Owen George, who leads recycling for Grundon, said …

New York State, City Lawmakers Look to Curb Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

Lawmakers in Albany and New York City are pushing measures they hope will curb incidents of lithium-ion battery fires, which have risen in the past few years. They include measures requiring that all batteries and chargers being sold be certified …

Fire at E-scooter Showroom in India Kills 8, Adding to Vehicles’ Safety Concerns

MUMBAI – A fire that started at an electric scooter showroom in India killed at least eight people and injured 11, police said on Tuesday, in what is the deadliest such incident involving electric vehicles in the country. A spate …

VW Fears Most of Its Cars on Cargo Ship ‘Felicity Ace’ Are Beyond Salvage

Volkswagen AG has lost hope that many of its roughly 4,000 vehicles aboard a cargo ship that caught fire last week in the Atlantic can be saved. The automaker’s brands and dealers have started notifying customers that the U.S.-bound vehicles …

Fire on Massive Car Transport Ship, Felicity Ace, Is Likely Extinguished

The fire on the cargo ship Felicity Ace, which had burned for more than a week, is likely extinguished and the vessel is now being towed, according to the operator MOL Ship Management. The ship had been transporting thousands of …

Fire on Car Transport Ship Felicity Ace Continues After One Week

The operator of Felicity Ace, the ship transporting thousands of Porsches, Lamborghinis and other Volkswagen AG vehicles, said Tuesday it assumes the car carrier is still on fire almost a full week after the crew abandoned ship. Two large tugboats …

Porsches and Lamborghinis Lost at Sea in Cargo-Ship Fire Could Cost $155 Million

The cargo ship that caught fire last week carrying about 4,000 Volkswagen AG vehicles could cost the automaker at least $155 million, according to one consultant’s estimate. Of the roughly $438 million total value of goods aboard the Felicity Ace, …

Update: Ship Carrying Porsches, Audis and Bentleys Catches Fire Near Azores

The Felicity Ace, a massive cargo ship carrying thousands of Volkswagen Group vehicles, caught fire near the Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday afternoon. The Panama-flagged ship’s 22 crewmembers were evacuated and taken to a local hotel by the …

National Transportation Safety Board Probes Deadly Tesla Crash in Florida

The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into a crash of a Tesla Inc. vehicle, the second probe by the agency of a fatal accident involving the electric carmaker’s models in less than six months. Two people were …