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Old 04-04-2013, 06:42 AM   #1
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Default Mitsubishi halts production of i-MiEV, Outlander PHEV after two plug-in car fires

Mitsubishi halts production of i-MiEV, Outlander PHEV after two plug-in car fires

http://green.autoblog.com/2013/03/29...hev-after-two/

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Last week was a rough one for Mitsubishi and its efforts to broaden its appeal among potential plug-in vehicle buyers. Two fires caused the Japanese automaker to halt production of both the Outlander plug-in hybrid and a version of the all-electric i-MiEV. The two separate incidents both in Japan involved plug-in vehicle battery-pack fires and, until the cause is found, production will be suspended, reports Automotive News...
Mitsubishi uses battery cells that have an indirect connection to the fires in the Boeing Dreamliner earlier this year, the batteries that Tesla Motors CEO called "fundamentally unsafe." Mitsubishi't cells come from Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture between Mitsubishi and GS Yuasa that was started in 2007. GS Yuasa makes the batteries for the airplane, but Boeing says it will not stop testing the Dreamliner in light of these fires.

The batteries are from a different factory in the dreamliner and have a slightly different chemistry, but man GS Yuasa is doing a bad job. Well that sounds like a problem
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:50 AM   #2
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Let's hope no one got hurt. That'd be even more bad press for Mitsubishi.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:14 AM   #3
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Groovy, our one iMiev will not be pleased.

Actually, the guy is cool as **** and probably will be very interested in it
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