Ro-ro sector warned of risks from growth in electric vehicle shipments
Rapidly advancing technology of lithium-ion batteries and increasing carriage of electric vehicles have caught regulators on the hop
Current regulations do not take account of electric vehicles fitted with lithium-ion batteries carried on ro-ro vessels, ferries and vehicle carriers. Consequently, ship operators do not have sufficient data indicating the number of EVs on board, or where they are stowed, thus hindering early fire detection should an incident occur
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