Electric Vehicle Fire
With more electric vehicles on the road today this is a type of crash that could cause a serious fire. Often the fire is caused due to technical issues with the battery, often triggered by a crash that damages and shorts out the pack setting individual cells ablaze. This type of fire happened with Tesla products early on, leading the automaker to add more protection around the packs on cars such as the Models S and X.
Occasionally fires appear to have occurred while the vehicles were parked, in some cases while inside a garage. And sometimes, they were hooked up to chargers.
While the number of electric vehicle fires are relatively minor, experts have noted that once a lithium-ion pack does catch fire, they can be extremely difficult for authorities to put out. If you’re involved in an electric car fire, tell the first responders immediately if your car is electric.