Electric cars seem to come with new problems than the traditional ones. Despite the fact that they do not use internal combustion engines, they seem to be in greater danger of bursting into flames, lithium batteries being the main problem. Like the Samsung Galaxy Note7, batteries on electric cars caught fire quite easily and without warning, and recently a Porsche Taycan, a car that costs over 150,000 euros, caught fire in the United States.
The event took place Sunday in the state of Florida in America, and the cause has not yet been determined. No one was injured in the fire, but the car and garage in which it was housed were almost completely damaged. Porche Taycan is a very new car, being launched on the market only at the end of last year. At the same time, it is a luxury sports car, its price of almost 200,000 euros in the top version, putting this model out of the budget of those who until now bought Tesla Model S and Model X.
Being such a new car, this is hardly the first case of fire we encounter. Over the years, many Tesla cars caught fire, either for unknown causes, the cars bursting into flames spontaneously, or as a result of accidents. Both Tesla Model S and Model 3 cars have been involved in various fires over the years.
Of course not only Tesla and Porsche electric cars catch fire. In 2018, a Jaguar I-Pace caught fire, and in 2019 a Hyundai Kona EV burned down completely. In fact, Audi called into service several hundred E-Tron cars because of a fire risk. Even Chinese manufacturer Nio has called for several cars in service over the years for problems that could lead to fire.
Some companies, such as Tesla prefer to solve such problems remotely, through software updates. In previous years, the company has delivered updates to avoid such situations, improving how the battery is charged and how the stored energy is used.