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Posted: 09/09/22 09:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll,

I interpreted your writing to mean that EV's became more risky as time went on.


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OK. However I think the comparison might have a better balance if based on age. Not many 20+ year old EVs and yet plenty of 20+ year old gassers on the road mixed in with the burn statistics.

So if only vehicles of the same age were compared it would be a better look at what is the risk of spontaneous combustion.

I do make the assumption that older machinery has more problems. This assumption may not be valid.

A lot of EV fires seem to be from high speed single vehicle accidents. Again probably biased based on media reporting.


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A year ago on the Escapees forum one member posted of an EV highway fire that burned for 4 hours before the FD could extinguish it. Said it was the battery. Evidently the FD had no foam on their trucks. Might have worked.

A search of their escapees' forum should find the post. Cheers

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Earlier this year I saw a gasoline car that spontaneously started burning while traveling CA395 at Kramer junction. People emptied at least half dozen fire extinguishers that did nothing. I finished pumping fuel and left. No injuries.

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MSN Auto news 9 hours ago

https://jalopnik.com/ev-charging-is-still-a-huge-problem-for-renters-1849518150

This includes high dollar condo occupants.

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shelbyfv wrote:

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

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I guess some sixth sense allows you to follow the thread, eh? At least that explains the strange random comments.[emoticon]


It's the narcissistic approach to forum contributions.


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Posted: 09/10/22 07:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What's funny is... I remember years ago we had a similar poll on how many cylinders we all own. You know - ICE cylinders.

We all had lots. [emoticon]


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pianotuna wrote:

time2roll wrote:


Per mile driven I understand ICE will light up 10x as often.

Part of that EV advantage may disappear as the vehicles age.


Why would age make a difference?


Strange question from someone who is sort of an electrical wiz.


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pianotuna wrote:

time2roll,

I interpreted your writing to mean that EV's became more risky as time went on.


Why wouldnt they? Are EVs also immune to damage from corrosion, vibration/harmonics, age/brittleness, battery cell shorts and everything else an ICE would be subject to except leaking flammable or combustible liquids?

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