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BYD reports an EV fire incident while battery pack remains intact

Auto News - Published on Mon, 29 Apr 2019

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Gasgoo reported that recent car fire incidents are landing electric vehicles in hot water. After Tesla and NIO's vehicles caught fire in succession this week, BYD, a major NEV maker in China, reported another burning accident on April 24. BYD announced via its official Sina Weibo account that a BYD e5 car caught fire on April 24 in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. The automaker said that “After receiving the news, BYD dispatched staff members to the scene immediately. Through an initial investigation, we found out that the fire source is located at the trunk, while the battery pack at the bottom still remained intact. We will further investigate the incident in cooperation with relevant departments until get final results.”

The company also exposed the photos of the damaged car. In the comments, some netizens gave thumbs up to the unharmed battery pack after suffering a fire lasting half an hour. Other people said that “The safety accident likelihood of fuel-burning vehicles is no less than that of EVs at all, while it is undeniable that the security incident has become a stronger factor than NEV subsidy phase-out in curbing NEV sales growth.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 29 Apr 2019
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