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Common concern about electric cars is the risk of battery fires, a risk perception that was heightened a few years back when lithium ion batteries in a number
of laptops and mobile phones caught fire.
This risk relates to the high energy density of the batteries, with a huge amount of energy packed into a relatively small package. That makes lithium batteries a great candidate for powering electric cars, but also carries the risk of overheating. To prevent that from happening, manufacturers are using all sorts of precautionary technology, such as fuses and circuit breakers that will disconnect the batteries when sensors detect a collision is about to happen.
Cooling the batteries is important, too, as the hotter they are the bigger the explosion risk. "TESLA", for example, uses radiator-chilled coolant throughout the battery pack to keep the temperature as low as possible while the car is running. By contrast, the current LEAF uses an air-cooling system.
The reinforced battery pack of electric cars are also normally located in the well-protected center of the car, as far as possible away from the car’s crumple zones to avoid damage in a collision.
At any rate, we believe that the risk of battery fires is tiny, and driving a modern electric car is no more risky than traveling around with 60-litres or so of extremely flammable liquid on board. That’s what most of us with petrol-engine cars do every day.
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