ICE Vehicles 20x More Likely to Burn than EVs

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Speaking as an ex paramedic that got a lot closer, way too often, to burning vehicles than I ever wanted to be, I’ve heard all the stories about electric vehicle fires, and wanted to do a fact-check.
Still remember some of the lectures we got about all the things on an ICE car that can not only burn, but explode. (you’re driving an Improvised Explosive Device, folks)

People would think more than twice about driving if they knew.

The Driven:

Contrary to common disinformation about electric vehicles, data from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)  has shown that EVs are 20 times less likely to catch fire than petrol and diesel cars.

The MSB says that during 2022 there were a total of 106 fires in various electrified modes of transport in Sweden, but that 38 of these were in electric scooters and 20 were electric bicycles.

Only 23 fires…

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