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GM to investigate Chevy Bolt fire after Virginia woman turns to 7 On Your Side for help

by Gary Scurka and Horace Holmes Thursday, August 27th 2020 WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Hajime Rojas of Fairfax, Virginia only had her 2019 Chevy Bolt for 18 months before it went up in smoke on the Fourth of July. The $43,000 electric car caught fire in the parking lot of her parent’s home during a family get-together. “I […]

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Safety questions vex battery-powered cars

By Hu Yumo  14:56 UTC+8, 2020-08-27        New technology and startups always have hiccups, and not even the development of electric cars is immune. A series of fires in China this year related to new-energy cars has raised anew public concerns about the safety of such vehicles. On August 11, a vehicle from Chinese electric car startup […]

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EV fires with Chinese batteries expose technology gap

By Kim Byung-wook Published : Aug 26, 2020 – 16:50     A damaged Aion S sedan (Captured from finance.sina.com) A series of fires in electric vehicles in China recently has raised concerns over the batteries they are equipped with. According to local media reports, three Aion S sedans — Chinese automaker GAC’s first pure EV […]

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Ford Issues Kuga PHEV Recall Over Battery Fire Risk

11 Aug 2020, 17:34 UTC · by Mircea Panait Known as the Escape in the United States but essentially the same vehicle under the skin, inside, and in terms of exterior design, the Kuga has seen better days. Over in the United Kingdom and Europe, the Ford Motor Company has issued a stop-sale order and a recall for the […]

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Tesla battery cooling system is subject of federal safety probe

By RUSS MITCHELL STAFF WRITER  JULY 1, 2020 Federal safety officials are probing allegations of defective cooling systems installed in early-model Tesla vehicles. Tesla installed cooling tubes prone to leaks in Model S vehicles beginning in 2012, according to internal emails cited by Business Insider last week. The Times reviewed copies of the emails and other documentation that […]

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Hyundai Kona Electric gets update following 2 battery fires, report says

Sean Szymkowski June 11, 2020 10:42 a.m. PT One fire occurred last year in Canada, while the more recent fire was in South Korea. The Hyundai Kona Electric has reportedly received a battery update of some sort following reports of two fires, one in Canada and another in South Korea. Hyundai told Roadshow Thursday the South Korean […]

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Blast and Furious: Battery Fires Add to China’s EV Woes

Although experts have suggested electric vehicles aren’t any less safe than their gas-powered counterparts, five fires in less than two weeks hasn’t been good for optics. At least five electric vehicles have caught fire in China so far this month, sparking public safety concerns. On Saturday, an electric vehicle manufactured by Zhengzhou Nissan Auto Co. Ltd. — […]

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Porsche Taycan catches fire in Florida

It’s the only known case of a fire for Porsche’s first EV By Sean O’Kane@sokane1  Feb 18, 2020, 11:28am EST An all-electric Porsche Taycan in Florida caught fire on Sunday, the company has confirmed to The Verge. It’s the first known case of a Taycan catching fire, and Porsche says the cause is unknown at this time. No […]

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Porsche Taycan caught on fire – burning down a garage in Florida

Fred Lambert – February 17th, 2020 A Porsche Taycan electric car caught on fire at a residence in Florida yesterday, leading to significant damage to the house and a complete loss of the car. After launching the Taycan late last year, the German premium automaker started deliveries in December, with the first 130 cars in […]

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NTSB Cites Lithium Battery Fire in Deadly Crash

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A speeding teenage driver caused the fatal crash of a Tesla Inc. vehicle in Florida in 2018 and the subsequent fire in the electric car’s battery contributed to the severity of his injuries, a federal investigation concluded. The man, 18, who had previously […]

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Electric Car Battery Explodes In China While Charging

A battery for an electric vehicle has exploded while charging in a shop in China. A video of the incident was captured by in-store security cameras, which caught the moment the battery began to smoke as an employee stood nearby. Within seconds a large flame exploded out of it, filling the shop with smoke and causing […]

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Tesla under investigation on claim it throttled batteries to hide fire risk

According to a notice published on Tuesday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into Tesla over a possible defect in Model S and Model X battery packs that could cause “non-crash fires.” A defect petition submitted to NHTSA by consumer attorney Edward Chen prompted the investigation. Chen filed the petition on […]

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Battery-gate? Warranty-gate? Tesla Under Fire, says Law Offices of Edward C. Chen, After Series Of Class Action Lawsuits

IRVINE, Calif., Aug 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Edward C. Chen have filed a series of class action lawsuits against Tesla, Inc. for issues relating to the recent battery fires that have occurred worldwide and for Tesla’s used/certified pre-owned car sales. The first lawsuit, titled “Hugh Nguyen v. Tesla, Inc.,” case […]

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Tesla Model 3 Blows Up … Twice … on Busy Highway

This past weekend, a Russian man named Alexey Tretyakov and his two children collided with a parked tow truck while driving down a highway in Moscow. Luckily, no lives were lost—Tretyakov reportedly is suffering from a broken leg—but the car wasn’t so lucky. Not long after the collision, Tretyakov’s Model 3 exploded. Twice. Teslarati reports that […]

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NIO wraps up battery recall early, but it’s at the expense of sales

NIO has replaced all of the affected battery packs it recently recalled for fire risk, and it did so ahead of schedule, the company announced in a press release on Monday. But the recall’s completion has come at the expense of overall sales: the high-profile Chinese EV startup delivered just 837 vehicles in July, making it the […]

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Tesla lawsuit claims thousands lost battery capacity in software update

SAN FRANCISCO — A Tesla owner has filed a lawsuit against the electric vehicle maker, claiming the company limited the battery range of older vehicles via a software update to avoid a costly recall to fix what plaintiffs allege are defective batteries. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday in Northern California federal court alleges fraud and seeks class action status […]

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Tesla owner lawsuit claims software update fraudulently cut battery capacity

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Tesla Inc owner has filed a lawsuit against the electric vehicle maker, claiming the company limited the battery range of older vehicles via a software update to avoid a costly recall to fix what plaintiffs allege are defective batteries. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday in Northern California federal court alleges […]

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Hyundai Kona EV exploded in a garage, blowing the door off

Firefighters in Montreal believe that a Hyundai Kona EV, the all-electric version of the Kona, exploded and caused a garage fire in Île-Bizard on Friday. Piero Cosentino bought a Hyundai Kona EV in March. He told CBC that the electric car was in his garage unplugged on Friday afternoon when he saw dark clouds of smoke coming […]

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Electric car fires: ‘There can be a risk of reignition for up to five days

Local firefighters are describing electric vehicle battery fires as the fires that just don’t go out, with risk of reignition several days after it’s put out. Firefighters are learning it takes nearly 10 times more water to put out an electric vehicle battery fire compared with a petrol or diesel car. Fire and Emergency is […]

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Tesla Model S Shanghai Fire, Range, And Charge Issues Seem Connected

Tesla owners’ complaints pile up while they wait for an official answer. Last April, a Tesla Model S burst into flames in Shanghai. By the end of June, Tesla released the results of their analysis on the accident and announced an update to improve the battery pack’s lifespan. Since May, many owners of vehicles with the same battery […]

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