Monday, November 03, 2008

Battery Powered

The miracle of the next gen electric cars is based on the use of lithium-ion batteries (i.e., 'laptop' batteries). Coming to a car near you:
The U.S. government issued on Thursday a recall of 35,000 Sony batteries and the Tokyo-based company said it would recall a further 65,000 batteries worldwide.

PC makers have reported 40 cases of overheating, including four cases where users suffered minor burns, and 21 cases of minor damage from fires and overheating, a Sony spokeswoman said.

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