US Safety Board Urges Automakers To Update Electric Vehicle Fire Response Guides By Reuters

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Wednesday urged automakers to address inadequate emergency response guidelines from vehicle manufacturers to address electric vehicle fires. The recommendations follow a series of NTSB investigations into four Tesla (NASDAQ 🙂 electric vehicle battery fires since 2017, including three high-speed crashes in which the lithium-ion battery was re-ignited after firefighters extinguished the vehicle fires. The NTSB said that “most manufacturers’ emergency response guides for high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires lack the necessary and vehicle-specific details on fire suppression.” Tesla did not immediately comment.

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