Ocean Shippers Playing Catch Up to Electric Vehicle Fire Risk

By Lisa Baertlein and Anthony Deutsch

LOS ANGELES/AMSTERDAM, July 27 (Reuters) – Electric vehicles are crisscrossing the globe to reach their eager buyers, but the battery technology involved in the zero- emission automobiles is exposing under-prepared maritime shippers to the risk of hard-to-control fires, industry, insurance and emergency response officials said.

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