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Tesla rolls out battery software ‘update’ after fires

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:38 -- John Shepherd
Tesla rolls out battery software ‘update’ after fires

Tesla has confirmed it is releasing a batteries software update to all its Model S and X cars in the wake of recent high-profile fires.

A Tesla spokesperson told BEST Battery Briefing the company was “revising charge and thermal management settings via an over-the-air software update to help further protect the battery and improve battery longevity”.

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East Penn hits back over overtime violations claim

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:05 -- John Shepherd

US lead-acid firm East Penn Manufacturing has pledged to fight allegations that it has violated a federal law relating to overtime payments.

The US Department of Labor has launched legal action against the company, claiming an investigation found overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

But East Penn has said the move is "without merit" and that it would mount a vigorous legal defence.

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