Fed launching $8.75M study into fire risks from EV batteries
As Automotive News points out, most electric vehicle batteries are only in danger of overheating during an over-charge situation.
Despite the fact that the vast majority of hybrids on the road today use a nickel-metal hydride battery, the study will focus solely on the danger posed by lithium-ion technology. That's because those cells are forecasted to power up to 70 percent of all hybrids and EVs on the road within the next 10 years.
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