NMC battery fires

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions NMC battery fires

  • NMC battery fires

     kerbe2705 updated 1 week, 3 days ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • Peter Dezendorf

    Member
    June 22, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    Do the NMC batteries self ignite as often as Li batteries? Easier or harder to extinguish?

  • Joshua Rosen

    Member
    June 22, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    NMCs are a Lithium battery and yes they can self ignite but it’s a very low probability event, it’s nothing to worry about. EV fires are much much less likely than gas fires, its rare enough that they make national or even international news. Gas fires are so common that they don’t even make the local newspaper, a gas car caught fire in my town last year, the only mention of it was in the Patch.

  • kerbe2705

    Member
    June 22, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    @Peter Dezendorf to add to @Joshua Rosen’s response, in 2020 there were approximately 474 ICE vehicle fires per week – but only 1 EV fire per week. The recent Chevy Bolt recall was the result of 16 cars (out of 103,734 sold) but the company recalled every last one of them for battery replacement. This page should help you better understand battery chemistry: https://www.fluxpower.com/blog/lithium-ion-battery-materials-and-why-their-chemistry-matters

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