Company had problem with the melting of a lithium battery pack in a hybrid Outlander that was due for sale earlier this month, as well as a fire triggered by an overheating unit in a factory which produces the MiEV electric vehicle.
The recall came after Chinese state television alleged in an annual corporate malpractice program that Volkswagen had used substandard gearboxes in some models, causing acceleration problems and accidents.
The investigation involves nearly 725,000 cars, covering the 2009-11 models of the Ford Escape and Fusion, and the Mercury Mariner and Milan. Problems have resulted in three crashes or fires and one injury incident.
How did nanotech get red-flagged with a "new and unknown" label after literally millennia on the planet? Quite simply, it’s because we didn’t have the technology to see objects at the nanoscale. We didn’t know they...