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Are electric cars safe?

“EVs are inevitably safer than their conventional counterparts. With fewer moving components and the absence of flammable fuel, EVs are less prone to the common safety concerns of conventional vehicles.”

Electric cars are inherently safer than internal combustion-engine vehicles.

 

Flammability

The power source for all electric cars, Lithium-ion batteries are combustible in which they contain power cells that subject to short-circuiting if they are damaged, can result in fires. However, Lithium-ion batteries have much less risk of fire explosion when compared to the gasoline of internal combustion engine vehicles. In order to prevent short-circuit or external damage, electric vehicle batteries are typically surrounded by a protective cooling shroud filled with coolant liquid. Besides, despite their external cooling, all electric cars are installed in an array, not as one huge Li-ion battery pack which restrain possible malfunctioning damage.

 

Air Quality

EVs do not produce emissions. Burning fuel, internal combustion engine vehicles produce hazardous gases like carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide as a byproduct. Not only do those products harm the atmosphere, but they also contribute to you a fatal illness and disease. EVs, on the other hand, do not produce any emissions. Unlike internal combustion engine vehicles that produce hazardous gases such as carbon monoxide as a byproduct of burning fuel, electric cars are solely powered by electric batteries. “Zero-emissions” means improved air quality that will significantly decrease the chances of air-pollution related illnesses.

 

Maintenance

Less moving parts means fewer maintenance requirements. Conventional vehicles are prone to breakdown. Though both EVs and internal combustion engine vehicles require routine maintenance, the intervals for EV maintenance is far less than that of conventional vehicles. With only about 20 moving parts in the drivetrain of an electric cars compared to 2000 in a conventional vehicle subject to make and model , electric vehicle maintenance should be fairly simple compared to its conventional counterparts.

 Despite the type of vehicles, regardless of having an internal combustion engine or an electric motor, cars are fatal machines. Perhaps, the fact that conventional internal combustion-engine vehicles have a full tank distinctly shows that electric cars do not carry any gasoline, and makes them safer than fossil-fueled cars. The lithium-ion batteries, however, have the tendency and asperity to catch fire and some characteristics of an explosive. But, compared to gas vehicles, there is a very low risk of this occasion, in fact, the technology for car batteries is constantly changing as companies try to develop ways to reduce fire-resistance.

 

 Besides, the substantial weight of electric car has a positive effect on safety. EVs, having installed the principal rechargeable energy storage system, are typically heavier than internal combustion engine vehicles. The basic physics is clear; if two vehicles of different mass collide, the heavier one will get less deceleration than the lighter vehicle. In otherwise, occupants in the heavier vehicle are at low risk in a collision than that of lighter vehicles.