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  1. Deaths 'not linked' to electric car design

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com The blast and deaths following the collision of a BYD e6 electric car with a Nissan GTR sports car in Shenzhen in late May were not directly linked to the electric vehicle's design, according to investigators. But the lead expert on the investigation team said the incident had eroded confidence in the safety of electric cars generally. ...

  2. Electric cars: the BURNING QUESTION

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com The drivers of Shenzhen's 300 electric taxis say they are finding passengers harder to come by following a deadly blaze in late May that was triggered by a rear-end collision. Surveillance cameras showed the e6 electric taxi, made by Shenzhen-based BYD and being driven at 80km/h, bursting into flames just three seconds after a Nissan GTR travelling ...

  3. HK may put brakes on electric taxis

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com The Hong Kong government is seeking to tighten the standard of electric vehicles imported into the city after an accident sparked a fire in a BYD electric car last month, killing three people in Shenzhen. The accident caused public concern over the safety of electric cars and may put on hold or at least delay a BYD plan to ship 45 of its e6 models- ...

  4. Electric-car safety tests faulted

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Experts have questioned whether the mainland's safety tests for electric cars were rigorous enough after an electric taxi burst into flames, killing three, when it was struck from the rear by a speeding sports car. The e6 electric taxi made by the Shenzhen-based company BYD was destroyed by fire following the collision early on Saturday, ...

  5. Three die as electric taxi explodes

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A fatal road accident in Shenzhen at the weekend has raised concerns about the safety of electric cars developed on the mainland amid an ongoing central government push for them to be more widely used. At about 3am on Saturday, a speeding sports car rear-ended a BYD E6 electric taxi, causing the cab to catch fire, killing the driver and two ...

  6. Accidents happen, even to electric cars

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... There is no greater potential blow to a burgeoning industry or technology than a fatal accident. The mainland electric carmaker BYD has been abandoned by some shareholders and the safety ... needs to be done to improve the reputation of electric cars and the 'Made in China' brand. The taxi exploded and caught fire after being struck by a speeding sports car, prompting ...

  7. Media Muzzled over fatal electric taxi fire

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Guangdong propaganda authorities have urged local media not to report anything critical about electric cars or BYD Auto after one its e6 taxis burst ... of the all-electric vehicle and pummelled the Shenzhen-based BYD's shares. The incident and its possible repercussions were widely covered in the Guangdong media on Sunday, until outlets were ordered ...

  8. Workman dies from electric shock

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A worker died after suffering an electric shock at a Yau Ma Tei building last night. The man, 42, had just finished working on scaffolding outside Bowring Commercial Centre, in Ng Chung Street, at 7pm. He received the shock from a metal railing when he stepped from the scaffolding to the building, and was certified dead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The Labour ...

  9. Fatal blazes blamed on electrical faults

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... was probably caused by faulty electrical wiring in a ground floor flower shop, mainland media said yesterday. An electrical fault was also blamed for a blaze the same day in a Dongguan cafe in Guangdong that killed 10 people. Sparks from an electrical wire in the Duoduoxian flower shop set wrapping paper and plastic flowers ablaze, and resulted in the devastating fire in the 28-storey ...

  10. Pair injured in electrical explosion

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Two maintenance workers were injured- one critically- in an explosion in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. Hui Chun-lin, 28, and Mong Yiu-tong, 30, were working in the basement of the China Hong Kong Centre in Canton Road when the blast happened at abo ...




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