What do you care about most when buying an electric car?
50% of netizens choose battery safety
Starting from the battery problem, the power battery has become the core component of a pure electric vehicle just like the engine of a traditional fuel vehicle. However, in the past two years, as the number of new energy vehicles in the country has increased year by year, problems involving the spontaneous combustion and explosion of power batteries have frequently occurred, causing users to worry about the safety of pure electric vehicles. From January to December 2020, there were 61 reports of spontaneous combustion of electric vehicles in China, most of which were related to batteries. Safety issues caused by power batteries have received widespread attention.
In the Weibo poll on what are you most worried about buying an electric car initiated by Sina Auto, more than half of the users chose the "safety issue" option.
As for the safety of pure electric vehicles, more people are focusing on battery safety. For example, some netizens said that “battery life anxiety is secondary. I’m afraid that the battery will explode.” “I’m worried that the battery will suddenly be short-circuited and burned when I drive it. I’m worried that the battery will swell and explode. NS"
In fact, the phenomenon of spontaneous combustion is not unique to pure electric vehicles. Traditional fuel vehicles also often make noise, with a frequency much higher than that of electric vehicles. Since 2020, the annual fire accident rate of new energy vehicles is 0.0026%. According to data released by relevant departments of the Ministry of Public Security, the annual fire accident rate of traditional fuel vehicles is about 0.01% to 0.02%.
However, in terms of the degree of attention to the issue of spontaneous combustion, pure electric vehicles are far higher than fuel vehicles. So, is it because consumers are worrying too much, or is the spontaneous combustion of pure electric vehicles worthy of attention?
Spontaneous combustion of pure electric vehicles is more dangerous