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Mythbusting The World Of EVs: Are Electric Cars Susceptible To Catching Fire?

09 Feb 2024 | Abstracted from Top Gear

"...an EV battery fire is bad news. It burns hot and is hard to extinguish. Indeed it can ignite again after several days...burning isn't a battery's sole purpose in life. Whereas a combustion car carries a tankful of stuff whose one job is catching rapidly on fire.

"The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) reported 23 fires [out of] 611,000 EVs during 2022, or 0.004 per cent in a year, which makes it 20 times less likely to happen than ICE car fires, which burned 3,400 times in 4.4 million cars, or 0.08 per cent."



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