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Ola scooter fire incident in Pune, Why do lithium-ion batteries catch fire?
Firstpost | 30/03/2022 12:26 PM | Click to read full article
In light of the recent incidents involving two scooters from prominent EV brands bursting into flames, the subject of EV safety has come under the spotlight. Are all lithium-ion battery systems inherently a fire hazard? Are there specific conditions which make it more likely for EVs to catch fire?
A lithium-ion battery comprises multiple cells, which contain lithium. Each battery has electrodes at either end, with one containing an anode while the other contains a cathode.