Lithium-ion battery overheats on Mitsubishi Motors hybrid

Newswire

TOKYO, March 27 (Reuters) - A lithium-ion battery on a single Mitsubishi Motors Corp Outlander plug-in hybrid overheated last week, the Japanese carmaker said on Wednesday, as the technology faces scrutiny following failures on Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner jets. The hybrid was being charged for delivery when the battery, which was supplied from joint venture owned by Japan's GS Yuasa Corp, Mitsubishi Corp and Mitsubishi Motors, was found damaged and emitting a strange odour. The ...

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