As the number of EV drivers grows in the states, a lot of people become more and more concerned about the safety of electric vehicles. Electrical car fires happen and most people think that all EV drivers and users are at risk of this occurrence.It is important to know how to be safe and prepared when things like this happen. Here is everything you need to know about EV fire safety, risks, and preparation.
Electric Car Fires: Should
You Be Concerned?
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In the past year, about 100,000 new
electric vehicles have been released
and registered in the US.
As the number of electric vehicle
owners grows day by day, a larger
number of people are more
concerned with their safety when it
comes to battery overheating and
Although electrical cars have many
benefits to the environment and the
owners themselves, it is also an
undeniable fact that there are some
dangers when it comes to fire safety.
Electric vehicles are powered by
lithium-ion batteries, and we all
know that any item powered by
lithium-ion batteries is prone to
thermal runaway or a process in
which heat builds up and causes the
battery to catch fire.
This combustion has happened with
smartphones and laptops, and it has
also been the major factor for many
Because of this, modern EV
developers have designed a thermal
system that protects the battery from
overheating and combusting.
Here is everything you need to know
about EV car fires and whether or not
you should be concerned about them.
What Causes Electrical Fires in
Many people think that the main
cause of electrical car fires are
overheating batteries related to
Other factors include car crashes
where damaged electrical wiring may
lead to a short circuit, as well as flash
floods, and many more.
The difference between EV car fires
and others is that EV fires do not
break out immediately after an
Another safety measure added to
electric vehicles are the warning
lights that send a signal to the driver
that they need to pull over
immediately or evacuate the car.
Although there have been a lot of
reports relating to electrical car fires
very few have recorded any casualties
resulting from the accidents. The
majority of EV fires reported have
also proven that the battery is rarely
the main cause of fire.
Overcharging or over discharging
results in electrical