Lithium-Ion Battery

Boeing displays an 'improved' version of its 787 battery. Photo: AFP

Batteries will power on despite Dreamliner glitch with lithium-ion-fuelled cells

In January, Boeing's new, 787 Dreamliners were grounded due to overheating problems with their lithium-ion batteries, leading to potential fire risks. These were well-publicised yet rare incidents involving lithium-ion batteries - which abound in our modern lives, powering devices such as mobile phones and laptops.