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Faulty Batteries Likely Caused E-Scooter Fires, Initial Probe Said to Find

Faulty battery cells and modules have been identified as the leading cause of electric scooters catching fire in India in recent weeks, according to the findings of an initial federal investigation, two government sources told Reuters. The probe looked into fire incidents involving three companies, including Ola Electric, which is backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group, […]

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Faulty Batteries Likely Caused E-Scooter Fires, Initial Probe Said to Find

Faulty battery cells and modules have been identified as the leading cause of electric scooters catching fire in India in recent weeks, according to the findings of an initial federal investigation, two government sources told Reuters. The probe looked into fire incidents involving three companies, including Ola Electric, which is backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group, […]

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Technology

Tesla Used LFP Batteries in Half of All Vehicles Produced in Q1 2022

As Tesla’s profits and prices grabbed headlines last week, a potentially pivotal development for the global car industry flew largely under the radar. The US electric pioneer disclosed that nearly half of the vehicles it produced in the first quarter were equipped with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries — a cheaper rival to the nickel-and-cobalt […]

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Tesla Used LFP Batteries in Half of All Vehicles Produced in Q1 2022

As Tesla’s profits and prices grabbed headlines last week, a potentially pivotal development for the global car industry flew largely under the radar. The US electric pioneer disclosed that nearly half of the vehicles it produced in the first quarter were equipped with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries — a cheaper rival to the nickel-and-cobalt […]

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Inside China’s Electric Drive for Swappable Car Batteries

A year ago Tesla dismissed the alternative path of electric car battery swapping as “riddled with problems and not suitable for widescale use”. It seems Beijing disagrees. In fact, China is pushing hard for swappable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as a supplement to regular vehicle charging, with the government throwing its weight behind several […]

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Elon Musk’s Plan for Tesla-Built Batteries Faces an Acceleration Challenge

Elon Musk wants to make cheaper batteries fast. But the Tesla chief executive is unlikely to hit ambitious targets for Tesla to mass-produce its own new batteries this year, industry insiders and analysts say. Though Musk is known for doing the impossible, starting with turning the electric vehicle maker into the world’s most valuable auto […]

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