NTSB to Hold Forum on Lithium Ion Battery Carriage

The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday announced that a forum titled “Lithium Ion Batteries in Transportation” will be held April 11–12.

According to a statement released yesterday, “The forum will focus on three areas: (1) the design, development, and performance of lithium ion batteries; (2) regulations and standards related to manufacturing, use, and transport of the batteries; and (3) the application and safety aspects of lithium battery technology in various transportation modes.

The Board added, “A preliminary agenda is available at http://go.usa.gov/2wbT. Additional details about the forum, including a list of panelists, will be provided in the coming weeks.”

The event is scheduled to take place at the NTSB Conference Center and Board Room at 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW, in Washington, D.C., and is open to the public.