Who is more likely to catch fire, a petrol car or an electric car?
An endless stream of news about the electric car on fire nearly two years, especially when electric cars carry – tesla, basically have fire incident, immediately make much publicity about last year, a media platform built a electric vehicle collision tests, the results after testing vehicles on fire news quickly to the heat of the test to press down,This shows that people are concerned about electric car fire accidents.This is not to blame everyone, after all, electric cars are still a new thing for many people, and it is human nature to be curious and vigilant about new things.But in my opinion, many unprofessional media outlets have exaggerated the coverage of electric vehicle fires and are eager to describe them as a scourge.So much so that it has created an illusion for many people who do not understand: electric cars love to catch fire.Is that really the case?A U.S. research group that examined recall data from the NATIONAL Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and the government found that hybrid models were most likely to catch fire, followed by pure gas vehicles, and electric vehicles were least likely to catch fire.Using the latest NTSB vehicle fire data and BTS sales data, the fire rates for different models can be calculated as follows:Hybrid models topped the list with 3,474.5 fires per 100,000 units sold, a fire rate of 3.5%. Pure gas vehicles had 1,529.9 fires per 100,000 units sold, a fire rate of 1.5%. Pure electric vehicles had 25.1 fires per 100,000 units sold, a fire rate of just 0.03%.The figure shows the data of vehicles recalled due to fire in the US market in 2020. It is not hard to see that the number of oil vehicles recalled is the highest. The fire is mainly caused by electrical short circuit, McLaren recalled once due to fuel leakage, and Jennesseth recalled once due to ABS.Hybrid and pure electric models have problems with batteries, not wiring.In older vehicles, wiring and batteries become prone to failure, making the vehicle more prone to fire accidents.Because most electric cars have not yet reached the advanced ages of older gas-powered vehicles, there is no data on whether they increase the risk of battery flare-ups and electrical short circuits causing fires as they age.However, electric cars run the risk of battery fires due to overcharging and high temperatures, which gas owners don’t have to worry about.Another serious problem with electric cars is that a fire is much harder to put out than a fire in a gas-powered car, mainly because of the battery.Now, more and more battery manufacturers are starting to do innovative research on battery fire problems, as much as possible to minimize the battery fire accident rate, and even the slogan of the manufacturers will never fire batteries.If battery safety improves significantly, electric cars will have a lower fire rate than gasoline-powered and hybrid models.As an inevitable product of the development of the automobile industry, electric vehicles are gradually entering thousands of households.People with ulterior motives are always “demonizing” electric cars, deliberately amplifying the accident impact of electric cars and trying to stifle new things.But the market is set to be electrified, and people will one day embrace electric cars as well as gas-powered ones.Maybe one day in the future, young people will comment on the current fuel owners like this: sitting under the bottom of a fuel tank may explode at any time, people at that time are really brave!