GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Electric Vehicle Fire Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Electric Vehicle (EV) fires account for less than 1% of total vehicle fires."

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"From 2011 to 2017, there were 123 fire-related incidents involving electric vehicles in the US."

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"A 2017 report found that 4% of Tesla vehicle fires were caused by electric failure."

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"In China, 40 instances of New Energy Vehicle (NEV) fires were documented in the first six months of 2020."

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"The US Fire Administration notes a thermal runaway risk in 1 out of every 20 million Li-ion battery cells."

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"Vehicle fires, including EVs, accounted for roughly 20% of reported fires in the US in 2019."

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"Only 5% of total fires involving road vehicles in China in 2019 were related to electric vehicles."

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"From 2018 to 2020, there were 40 instances of Mercedes-Benz EQC fires across the world."

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"In 2020, electric vehicle fires accounted for only 0.1% of total vehicle fires in Norway."

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"Electric and hybrid vehicles together accounted for only 3% of car fires in the Netherlands in 2019."

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"Battery cell issues causing electric vehicle fires accounted for 77% of total EV fires in China in 2019."

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"A 2017 study found that lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles have a 1 in 10 million chance of causing a catastrophic fire."

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"As per the US National Fire Protection Association, fire departments attended to an average of 210,600 vehicle fires per year from 2014 to 2016, with EV fires making a small fraction of these."

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"In 2018, 54% of NEV fires in China happened while the vehicle was being driven."

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"In 2019, around 40% of electric vehicle fires in China took place in parking lots while the cars were stationary."

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"An SAE International paper found that frequency of electric vehicle fires was about 1 every 120 million miles travelled as compared to 1 every 26 million miles for gasoline vehicles."

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"In a study involving 1.77 million PHEVs and BEVs, the relative fire risk in the Nordic countries was found to be similar to that of fossil fuel-powered cars."

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