Are electric vehicles (EVs) safe or dangerous, what are the risks - and do the batteries ever explode?
Many electric vehicles (EVs) are powered using lithium-ion batteries, which have a small risk of catching fire and exploding. Electric car makers such as Tesla have installed precautionary devices such as fuses and circuit breakers to disconnect the battery in the event of a collision. Some manufacturers also use air-cooling systems to keep battery packs at lower temperatures; and separate the batteries from each other using steel casings. Volvo installs the battery pack in its C30 DRIVe Electric as far as possible from the car's 'crumple zone' to keep it safe in the event of a crash.
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