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Watch : 5 Vehicles Consumed After Fire Erupted From Electric Car At A Charging Station In China

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Five vehicles were consumed last week after fire erupted from an electric car at a charging station in China.

48 charging stations stands across the city were closed because of the incident to make sure everything is safe.

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Last week, an electric car that was being charged reportedly caught fire at a charging station in the southern city of Dongguan in China, destroying 4 nearby vehicles.

CCTV video from the May 8 incident captured the moment that smoke, then fire, suddenly emerged from the electric car when it was charging.

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Before more than 40 firefighters and 8 fire trucks could manage to put out the fire, it had spread to 4 nearby vehicles, causing them to be burnt.

No one knows the cause of the fire, but the incident forced the local government to close 48-charging stations; or 700 stands (a sixth of all), to make sure everything is safe.

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According to reports, Dongguan has instructed them to comply with construction rules, but they have failed to do so.





Electric vehicles are less prone to fires than petrol/diesel-powered vehicles. There are 2-4 fires per 10,000 gas-powered vehicles each year, compared with 0.9-1.2 fires per 10,000 electric vehicles.

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Tesla has previously said that petrol-powered cars are 10 times more likely to catch fire than battery-powered cars. These stats was based on its fleet of over 500,000 vehicles, which have driven more than 10 billion miles.





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