The ongoing investigation of faulty lithium-ion power packs on Boeing's (BA) 787 Dreamliner...

|About: The Boeing Company (BA)|By:, SA News Editor

The ongoing investigation of faulty lithium-ion power packs on Boeing's (BA) 787 Dreamliner could have a farther-reaching impact: The electrified automobile market. BA's lithium backup power systems have been linked to several recent incidents, but some observers are also pointing to a series of fires involving the battery packs used in various electric vehicles, including the Chevrolet Volt and Fisker Karma. In fact, the Volt became a target of investigators in 2011 when the NHTSA revealed several battery packs caught fire weeks after crash testing.