Gas vehicles much more likely to catch fire than EVs, new study shows –

While fires in electric vehicles (EVs) have made headlines in recent years, data from the U.S. government and analyzed by AutoinsuranceEZ point out that EVs have a very low fire risk compared to gasoline and traditional hybrid vehicles, even when accounting for the fact that there are more gasoline and hybrid vehicles on the road.

AutoinsuranceEZ looked at data from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), and government recall data from Recalls.gov. They found that there were nearly 200,000 fires in gasoline vehicles, 16,000 fires in hybrid vehicles, and just 52 fires in electric vehicles. Granted, there are far fewer electric vehicles on the road, so when adjusting these numbers per 100,000 vehicles sold, hybrid vehicles actually were the most dangerous, with nearly 3,500 fires per 100,000 vehicles, 1,500 fires per 100,000 gasoline vehicles, and only 25 fires per 100,000 EVs.

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