Chevy Volt en How can Boeing make the 787's lithium-ion batteries safer? <p></p><p>Airbus may back away from using lithium-ion batteries on its next generation plane. Does that mean Boeing needs to do the same on its Dreamliner? Not necessarily, according to an expert at MIT.</p><p>Boeing has hundreds of people working overtime to figure out why the lithium-ion batteries on its Dreamliner are more prone to smoke or fire than the company had thought.</p><p>Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel says the company has used lithium-ion batteries in satellites for almost a decade and that they made the most sense for the fuel-efficient, light-weight 787.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:47:25 +0000 Ashley Gross 7778 at