Whenever an electric car catches on fire, it immediately becomes breaking news and the case goes viral. The same follows a recent incident where an electric scooter caught fire on the Eastern Express, Thane highway on Saturday. Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident, regional disaster management agency (RDMC) officials confirmed to The Free Press Journal. The report also quoted Thane RDMC chief Avinash Sawant as saying officials received information about the fire at the regional disaster management cell at around 8:40 a.m. According to the report, this two-wheeler is from the EVTRICK brand.
A team from the regional disaster management department later arrived at the scene with fire crews in a fire truck. He confirmed: “Two cyclists were not injured in the incident.
The fire was extinguished at 9:15 a.m. and the situation was under control. However, the report did not specify the reason behind the fire in this incident.
Why tram catch fire
- Essentially, an electric vehicle battery ignites in three ways—electrical, thermal, or mechanical, or by any combination of these.
- An electric vehicle battery fire can also be caused by a collision or perhaps it has been damaged in some way.
- The composition of a lithium-ion battery makes it both efficient and prone to overheating, which can be fatal. This is likely due to a phenomenon known as a “thermal runway”, where a chain reaction inside the battery cell leads to an increase in temperature, which causes further chemical reactions and eventually leads to an increase in temperature. to fire.
- Some fires happen while charging, when owners don’t follow proper procedures and simply end up overcharging an electric vehicle. Overcharging occurs when the current supplied to the battery exceeds its maximum capacity. This may cause the battery’s material to fail after it has been fully charged, resulting in a fire hazard.