(AGENPARL) – THE HAGUE (THE NETHERLANDS), gio 14 gennaio 2021 By David Shepardson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) urged automakers on Wednesday to improve electric vehicle emergency response guides that lack clear information and hamper efforts to extinguish lithium-ion battery fires.
The recommendations follow a series of NTSB investigations into four Tesla electric vehicle battery fires on U.S. roads in 2017 and 2018, including three high-speed crashes in which the lithium-ion battery reignited after firefighters extinguished fires.
NTSB said “most manufacturers’ emergency response guides for fighting high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires lack necessary, vehicle-specific details on suppressing the fires.”
Tesla and a group representing nearly all other major automakers did not immediately comment.
The agency added that “in addition to hampering efficient extinguishing of …