VW just shut down part of its electric car charging network over a safety concern

Volkswagen’s dieselgate scandal may wind up birthing one of the largest electric car charging networks in the United States, but that plan just hit at least a slight bump — a “potential safety issue” that’s forcing VW-owned Electrify America to shut down most of its high-powered charging cables for now.

In a press release, the company doesn’t specify what the safety issue might actually be, only that it affects chargers between 150 and 350 kilowatts that are using liquid-cooled cables by Huber+Suhner, that it’s taking this action “out of an abundance of caution,” and that there’s a list of around 80 charging stations that will remain open.