This blog is focused on trends in battery technology and other types of energy storage that are used for smart grid load leveling and stabilization, and as back-up power for renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics/solar power, hydro and wind energy. Trends in lithium ion batteries, lead-acid, metal-air, NaS (sodium sulfur), ZnBr (zinc-bromine) batteries will be covered, as well as compressed air energy storage (CAES), flywheels, fuel cells and supercapacitors.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Safety Concerns Raised Over GM's Volt Li-ion Batteries
According to a story on Bloomberg, "GM Volt Under U.S. Probe for Batteries," General Motors Co. (GM)’s electric plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt is the subject of a U.S. safety probe after its lithium-ion batteries, supplied by LG Chem Ltd. (051910), caught fire in crash tests.
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