Source: A123 Systems
quote: Cold weather testing also found that the battery delivers 20% more power at temperatures as low as -30°C compared to existing technology.
quote: Being able to greatly reduce the size or eliminate this cooling system would mean the vehicle could be lighter, leading to longer driving distances.
quote: “The lithium-ion battery of the Fisker Karma was fully intact after the fire and has been tested and is in full working condition. Currently, the precise ignition source and cause of the garage fire is still to be determined.”NHTSA’s inquiry is one in a series the agency has done of incidents involving electric vehicles equipped with lithium-ion batteries, Harris said. Others include a fire in North Carolina last year that was determined to not have been caused by the electric car, and an incident in which a General Motors Co. (GM) Chevrolet Volt caught fire three weeks after the agency performed crash tests on it.Fisker officials said May 8 that the car couldn’t have caused the fire because its battery was intact and wasn’t being charged at the time.