EV’s Present Low Fire Risk Compared to Gas Cars

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Feb 2, 2022

As the transition to electric vehicles accelerates, a new study by strongly suggests EV’s are significantly less likely to catch fire than their gas or hybrid counterparts based on data collected from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Of note, Hybrid vehicles had the highest rate (0.034745%) of catching on fire when compared to gas (0.015299%) or electric vehicles (0.000251%).

Within the EV classification, there were two vehicles recalled, the Hyundai Kona and the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Courtesy AutoinsuranceEZ.com

This is great news if you already drive an electric vehicle and an additional factor to consider when it’s time to purchase your next vehicle. When it’s time to get your EV charger installed, please give us a call at 206-706-1931 or fill out our contact form and tell us a little about your project and get a free quote.

    What files are recommended to attach?
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    A clear photo of your electrical panel including the inside of the door panel:

    A photo of the wall with the electrical panel from about 10 feet away:

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    About The Author - Stu Frothingham

    Stu has a degree in Clean Energy Technology, a Certificate in Sustainable Business Management and a BA in Communications. He’s experienced in marketing solar products and services plus he has a background as a clinician and researcher. Stu designed, manufactured and installed his own solar PV system and drives an all-electric Nissan LEAF to reduce his carbon footprint. Stu is active with local solar organizations, Seattle Parks and Sustainable Ballard. He wants to help to save the planet for future generations and believes sustainability is something we can all embrace.

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