Electric Vehicles Catching Fire

A cargo ship fire has claimed one life and injured many others. With another 3,000+ cars lost on top of the 3,000+ from the burning of the Felicity Dawn last year, is that enough for EV transport now?

What does this mean for car manufacturers…? Plus a General Ramble from General Ramble. Geoff doesn’t do early mornings. Filmed at 9am it just took forever to upload because the internet is rubbish. This is also discussed at the end of the video with mobile phones, teslas, the internet and phone signal…

(Geoff Buys Cars/YT)

National Fire Chief’s E-bikes and e-scooters fire safety guidance

E-bikes and e-scooters are becoming increasingly popular. Most are powered by lithium-ion batteries which can be charged in the home. The use of these batteries in a wide range of household products is becoming increasingly common.

It is important when charging e-bikes and e-scooters, you do so safely to avoid a risk of a fire starting and putting your families and homes at risk.

With an increased use of e-bikes and e-scooters, comes a corresponding fire safety concern associated with their charging and storage. The use of these products is expected to continue to rise. Some fire services and fire investigators have seen a rise in e-bike and e-scooter battery fires.

Currently there is limited data relating to the number of fires, but London Fire Brigade reported 8 fires caused by e-bikes and e-scooters in 2019. This rose to twenty-four in 2020 and fifty-nine by December 2021.

On occasions batteries can fail catastrophically, they can ‘explode’ and/or lead to a rapidly developing fire.

The incorrect disposal of lithium-ion batteries in general household and recycling waste can lead to significant waste fires. Prevention messaging is therefore important in supporting both FRS protection and operational staff.

(Source: https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/E-bikes-and-e-scooters-fire-safety-guidance)

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