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What do electric vehicle fires mean for auto sector?

EV fires are a disaster for automakers, but an opportunity for material suppliers, says IDTechEX

13 August 2021
A large portion of EV fires occur when the EV is parked, with no obvious cause (Source: IDTechEx Report, Thermal Management for Electric Vehicles 2021-2031)


EV fires are a disaster for automakers, but an opportunity for material suppliers. GM's first recall of the Bolt in 2020 was a significant milestone in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, reports ITechEX. Approximately 69,000 cars produced between 2017-2019 were recalled for potential battery fires. The solution was a software update limiting the battery capacity to 90% and an inspection of the battery.

In 2021, two more Bolts have caught fire, both of which had the recall. Continued...

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