The Seattle Times

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Business jet will have sturdier batteries than Boeing 787

A 38-pound lithium-ion battery newly designed and built by EaglePicher Technologies of Joplin, Mo., which is slated to be certified by year’s end for use as a main battery in Cessna's Citation business jets. Tests show the design can contain a battery overcharge explosion entirely within the box.