Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has some battery issues

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has some battery issues

According to Mitsubishi, the battery of an Outlander plug-in hybrid melted at a dealership just before it was delivered to a customer. Another similar care was registered at the Mizushima Plant in Okayama prefecture in Japan during testing when the battery of an i-MiEV model caught fire. So that everything is clear, in both cases, the battery packs were made by GS Yuasa Corporation, in Japan. Everyone was surprised and wanted to know what happened. For those of you who do not know, different reports have underlined the fact that GS Yuasa Corporation is the same company that supplies batteries for the latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which have been grounded since January after battery fires. After so many incidents GS Yuasa should be worried as all its expansion plans have been almost ruined and is not yet, soon. Two days ago, Mitsubishi issued a press release in which has described the Outlander incident and the repercussions. Apparently, on the 20th of March this year, one Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was charged fully from a standard outlet. After the process was completed, the model was stored at a dealership in Yokohama. Exactly the next day, the dealer personnel tried to move the car from that storage for delivery to a customer when it was found that it would not move. The man felt a very strange smell around the car and upon checking the underbody of the vehicle he noticed different signs of melting on the part of the drive battery pack. After the quick check, the supplier found out that one of the 80cells of the battery pack had overheated and this is why it has melted the cells. The shares of the company now go down which is very bad news for a company that declared that it wants to make automotive battery packs one of its core lines of business.


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