System being installed to reduce fire risk from lithium ion batteries.
Test flight proves uneventful; plane maker has no more test flights scheduled.
Boeing will start test flights under limited circumstances with special safeguards.
Manufacturers must build in reliable safeguards, says the top of the US’s leading aviation safety agency.
Japanese airlines had to replace lithium-ions before recent overheating problems.
No evidence GS Yuasa battery is the problem’s source.
After Boeing 787 grounding, experts question the authority’s ability to keep up with the way planes are built today.
Focus is on Japanese manufacturer and wiring or other charging problems.
Takes power from solar panels or grid, will save money during peak use.
Norwegian MBG has invested $30 million in EV and other apps.
Buyer says acquisition will create 400 jobs.
GM-backed Envia Systems says it’s potentially good for 320 kilometres.
Northern Graphite looks to boost Canadian spherical graphite market, relieving dependence on Chinese producers.
DC Energy Insights is predicting global production of lithium-ion batteries will almost quadruple in 2012 to feed growing demand generated by plug-in vehicles and stationary storage.
The German automaker will also supply Toyota with diesel engines