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Recently, there have been a series of electric vehicle fire incidents around the world. As the number of electric vehicles on the road increases, so does the number of reported thermal accidents involving electric vehicles. The latest to join this list is the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which caught fire in Gdansk, Poland.

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June 4, 2023 at 13:43 pm

Despite the fire, the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover is mostly intact except for the battery pack. (Image credit: Twitter/KM PSP w Gdańsku)

Several images have surfaced online showing the underbody of the Ford Mustang Mach-E engulfed in flames. Surprisingly, however, the electric crossover wasn’t completely damaged, unlike other EV fires in which both EVs or two-wheelers have been consumed. The tweets showed that authorities were able to successfully extinguish the blaze and even salvage a significant portion of the vehicle in just a few hours.

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A video depicting the Mustang Mach-E after the incident shows that the damage has been greatly reduced. To prevent the blaze from engulfing the vehicle, firefighters raised one side of the SUV and kept pouring water on the EV’s battery pack. Additionally, firefighters arrived quickly and helped put out the blaze before engulfing the entire vehicle.

In many cases, when an EV catches fire, the EV suffers significant damage or is completely destroyed when the fire is brought under control. In this case, however, the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover is mostly intact, save for the battery pack. In general, a vehicle powered by a lithium-ion battery is much less likely to catch fire than a vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine powered by fossil fuels. However, once an electric vehicle catches fire, the intensity of the thermal event is much higher than that of an internal combustion engine vehicle fire. This makes fighting electric vehicle fires extremely challenging compared to ICE vehicle fires.

Polish news website Trojmiasto reported that this is the second electric vehicle fire in Poland. The previous case involved a Mercedes electric car that took firefighters nearly 21 hours to extinguish.

First published date: Jun 4, 2023 at 13:43pm CST

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