Burning batteries threaten electric car industry
A fire in a Volvo-owned battery lab has highlighted the growing pains of an industry that is looking to grow strongly in Sweden.
The fire, which broke out at a Volvo car plant outside Gothenburg on March 27, has reignited a debate about the safety of lithium-ion batteries.
Lithium-ion batteries are used to power everything from mobile phones to vacuum cleaners and electric cars. They are widely considered environmentally friendly, but there is a drawback: they are increasingly catching fire.
Hear how a Swedish woman outside New York is working to change that.