- May 11, 2020
The thing about EV fires (just like shark attacks) is they grab headlines.EV battery fires are not a serious problem, see this link.
And there were over 50,000 home powerwalls already installed by July 2019 using these Tesla car batteries in solar panel and grid installations with no news about fires.
Just as with every new technology, there's far too much scaremongering on this whole subject, the media stirring it up as usual.
And just like shark attacks, anyone capable of doing even the most basic risk assessment will realise that whilst the severity of such an incident might be high, the likelihood of it happening is miniscule therefore the overall risk is low.
However rational risk assessments don't sell newspapers or click bait, which is why the sensational headlines prevail....