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Mitsubishi Reports Overheated in Outlander Plug-in Hybrid

By Berman · March 28,


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Mitsubishi yesterday asked customers not to the plug-in hybrid Outlander Hybrid after a lithium-ion overheated last week, the cell and part of the battery In a separate incident, a battery fire while being at a company factory.

The batteries in the incidents were made by Energy Japan, a venture GS Yuasa, Mitsubishi Motors and Corp. Company investigators are to identify the cause of the problem.

Mitsubishi said the overheating in the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid when staff tried to the vehicle before shipment, to the Wall Street Journal .

though no injuries have reported, and the cause of the incidents is reports of potential safety raise concerns among all EV drivers, carmakers and suppliers. observers point to relatively cost and limited driving as primary market obstacles to cars. Doubts about even if minor and unfounded, potentially be amplified by electric detractorscausing negative impacts on perception about electric

Mitsubishi has suspended shipments of the PHEV, according to the Wall Journal. Mitsubishi has so far shipped 4,000 units of the Outlander 68 i-MiEV vehicles fitted the batteries; as well as enough batteries for use in 45 vehicles since production line changes made that could be to the incidents.

In early February, Motors U.K. officially the gas-powered version of the new Outlander SUV, promising that the plug-in hybrid version arrive in the U.K. by June. The PHEV is the first four-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid. It’s to go on sale in the United States in The model is capable of about 30 of all-electric range, and another 250 or so using internal combustion.

It can travel at speeds up to about 75 per hour strictly using propulsion.

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GS batteries are used in the Honda’s Hybrid, Honda Accord Hybrid, Mitsubishi i-MiEV. and Outlander Plug-in Hybrid. It supplies cells to Peuogeot/Citroen.

GS Yuasa Corporation also the ill-fated lithium-ion batteries caught fire in a Boeing 787 in January.

As PlugInCars.com reported a ago. GS Yuasa is ramping up as one of Honda’s key lithium-ion battery to supply 15 million cells (triple Honda’s previous It is uncertain how the overheating problems by Mitsubishi will affect timelines.

Yuuji Fujiki, engineer for Honda’a IMA hybrid said in 2011 that its ion batteries are “very safe” and at relatively low temperatures. Even if a is stuck into the battery, he “a fire is not going to out.” Company spokesman Naughton told PlugInCars.com, Our is completely different, and not based on the [in the Boeing planes]. We have our battery to rigorous testing extensive crash testing and it with a long metal to ensure it remains safe and

Kumiko Hashimoto, a spokeswoman for told Bloomberg that it has not any reports of accidents with the

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