August 20, 2023 | Image source
Fires caused by electric vehicles (EV’s) powered by high-voltage lithium-ion batteries pose an extreme hazard to first responders and to those involved in EV accidents.
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According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):
“Fires in electric vehicles powered by high-voltage lithium-ion batteries pose the risk of electric shock to emergency responders from exposure to the high-voltage components of a damaged lithium-ion battery. A further risk is that damaged cells in the battery can experience uncontrolled increases in temperature and pressure (thermal runaway), which can lead to hazards such as battery reignition/fire. The risks of electric shock and battery reignition/fire arise from the “stranded” energy that remains in a damaged battery.”
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Marketing for electric vehicles never mentions the fact that 500,000 pounds of minerals and rock has to be mined somewhere on Earth in order to make a single electric car vehicle battery. Mining usually takes place in nations with the least environmental regulations and ingredients for batteries are often mined in places that enslave people and use child labor.
Our energy systems are being designed by politicians and bureaucrats instead of by engineers. This means more expensive and less reliable energy, ethics and human rights violations, with harmful environmental impacts and devastating fires.
Electric Cars: Inconvenient Facts | By John Stossel |