Facts and myths about fires in battery electric vehicles explained

In the wake of the recent Freemantle Highway ship fire disaster, the subject of the transportation of lithium-ion battery-powered vehicles is top of the agenda, not least for marine insurers. The vehicle fleet is going through a major change regarding traction energy. Petrol and diesel used for propulsion in internal combustion engine vehicles are being replaced by alternative fuels, notably lithium-ion batteries.

As new energy carriers make their way into the market, some misconceptions will naturally also make their way into the public domain. The objective of the report by Lashfire is to respond to some of the most common misconceptions and myths regarding battery electric vehicles. Each misconception or myth is presented as a simplified statement and is presented in the headline, followed by an answer that describes the topic in more detail.

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