If you believe the media sometimes you’d think that the slightest accident in an EV would turn into a fireball or people shouldn’t park an EV next to your home for fear of spontaneous combustion. Well, it’s time to take a deep dive into the furore around electric car fires.
How likely is an electric car to catch fire compared to a petrol/gas powered car. What does it take to get a lithium battery to ignite, and what happens if you hit one with a big lump hammer, multiple times?
Watch this video to find out.
For further reading on the subject here’s a few good links for you.