Elon Musk says Boeing 787 batteries are unsafe

by | Jan 30, 2013 | Technology | 0 comments

While NASA is already helping Boeing with its inquiry into how and why Boeing 787 aircraft batteries have been over heating recently, the rocket-to-electric car entrepreneur who leads both SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Elon Musk has given his opinion to Flightglobal about why, in his view, the lithium-ion batteries used on the Boeing 787 are fundementally unsafe.  Musk notes that the cells are too large and not protected enough to not get into runaway overheating state. 

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