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Three fires could spell recall for Tesla as Musk considers building own batteries

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:54 -- Ruth Williams

Tesla may be set to face a costly recall after three fires on its Model S in five weeks called into question the safety of the battery. Despite Elon Musk’s protestations to the contrary, the decision will be down to US regulators who may decide to investigate the fires as a defect.

Three fires could spell recall for Tesla as Musk considers building own batteries

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:49 -- Ruth Williams

Tesla may have to face a costly recall after three fires on its Model S in five weeks called into question the safety of the battery. Despite Elon Musk’s protestations to the contrary, the decision will be down to US regulators who could decide to investigate the fires as a defect.

Bipartisan support for technology start ups

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:46 -- Ruth Williams

Two US Senators have introduced a bill to the Senate that, if passed, will support energy storage entrepreneurs. The Start-up, Jobs and Innovation Act aims to stimulate innovation and generate investment in research and development for start-ups and growing businesses, including pre-revenue energy storage companies, through reforms to the existing tax codes.

Exide plant demolition begins

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:43 -- Ruth Williams

Exide’s disused lead-acid battery recycling plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US is being demolished. The facility has sat idle since 2009 when Exide sought permission from the local Department of Environmental Quality to pause production, a procedure that should begin the permanent closure of the plant.

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