Fire and myth: exploring EV battery dangers in shipping

Limping in to Rotterdam - c Peter Barker

A recent paper refutes what it says are misleading claims that battery electric vehicle (BEV) fires are more dangerous and frequent than those in vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE).

Recent fires on pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) has prompted speculation that BEVs were the origin. Most recently, the fire on the PCTC Fremantle Highway off the Dutch coast led to reports that this was the case; yet those involved have said there is no evidence of that.

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