Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Elon Musk: Boeing 787 battery fundamentally unsafe [Flightglobal]

Big Boeing battery bummer; also see Why Elon Musk Wants To Help Boeing Fix The Dreamliner (Forbes)
"The lithium ion batteries installed on the Boeing 787 are inherently unsafe, says Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and owner of electric car maker Tesla.
"Unfortunately, the pack architecture supplied to Boeing is inherently unsafe," writes Musk in an email to Flightglobal.
"Large cells without enough space between them to isolate against the cell-to-cell thermal domino effect means it is simply a matter of time before there are more incidents of this nature," he adds."
Elon Musk: Boeing 787 battery fundamentally unsafe
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