Listen: Audi Recalls E-Tron as E-Vehicles Struggle With Flammable Batteries
"The business wars daily is brought to you by Staples work is changing, but Staples is changing right along with it. The new Staples delivers solutions to help your team be more connected productive, and inspired. Learn more at Staples dot com slash change. From wondering, I'm David Brown, and this is business wars daily on this Wednesday June nineteenth, everybody loves electric vehicles. They're supposed to save the planet, right? Well, not if they burn up first Audis just recalled its first electric vehicle, sold in America, fearing, that it's battery could burst into flames. Not good. It hastened to say, none of the cars have ignited yet. The company identified potentially dangerous, heat, build up, in wiring leading to the battery and five cars worldwide. It'll have a fix by August. The Tron SUV the first of three new electric vehicles from Audi just went on sale, two months ago in may Audi launched an ad campaign intended to show that it's eagles at least don't have the same problems that other vs have, including lack of range, and an inability to handle inclement weather showing the luxury Tron speeding down dirt roads. It's campaign is intended to correct with it. Calls a misperception that the new battery powered cars, lack speed and power. But the lithium ion batteries used in products from smartphones to vehicles are still developing. And this is hardly the first time that a company has had to recall battery, powered products because of flammability concerns, a single battery in a tesla model s reignited twice after it's speeding driver crashed the car last year. At least one of limes scooters powered by lithium ion battery spontaneously burst into flames last year prompting the company to take two thousand scooters off the streets so far about five hundred forty customers have purchased Audis e Tron SUV, which retails for seventy five thousand dollars. Another several hundred of the vehicles are either on route two dealerships or already there, Audi says it'll give loners to each on drivers along, without you for eight hundred dollars worth of gas, the National Transportation Safety board has said that vehicles are no more dangerous than gas powered. Cars and maybe safer than it's may add campaign out. He gave a nod to the wave of eagles hitting the market challenging leader, tesla. The electric car race has begun. It says that race could slow down as Audi and presumably, all of its challengers, rush to make sure their batteries, Sparc engines, not fires. From wondering this is business wars daily. Hey, do a quick favor widgets speed on over to wondering dot com slash survey and tell us something about yourself. We'd love to get to know you better. I'm David Brown back with you tomorrow. Business wars daily is brought to you by Staples. The world of work is changing faster than ever before a week ago open floor plans were in. Now, they're out the pace of our evolving work lives can feel overwhelming. But Staples can help not the old Staples. But a new Staples that delivers solutions to help your team be more connected productive, and inspired work may be constantly changing. But Staples is changing right along with it to support you. Learn more at Staples dot com slash change."