Articles tagged “batteries”

Bombardier Debuts a Battery-Powered Train in Berlin

Bombardier Debuts a Battery-Powered Train in Berlin

Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

In theory, hybrid electric trains should contribute far less to global climate disruption than today's diesel-powered trains. Bombardier's research and development work may also catalyze lucrative new businesses.

2 weeks ago

Airline Groups Seek Crackdown on ‘Rogue’ Lithium Battery Shipments

Airline Groups Seek Crackdown on ‘Rogue’ Lithium Battery Shipments

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Governments need to crack down on unsafe shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries because leaving it all up to the airlines, which don't want to publicize any safety lapses, will accomplish nothing.

2 years ago

Airlines Putting Safety Over Profits in Smartphone Battery Ban

Airlines Putting Safety Over Profits in Smartphone Battery Ban

David Fickling , Bloomberg

Delta, American and United have banned bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries and pilots around the world are pressing for such cargo shipments to be discontinued until safety measures can be assured.

3 years ago