Safety issue still there: Battery packs of Electric bus caught strong fire in Paris
Safety issue still there: Battery packs of Electric bus caught strong fire in Paris.
Due to the large energy of the battery pack of an electric vehicle, it is very easy to cause serious consequences in the event of thermal runaway, and because of the violent chemical reaction, it is difficult to effectively extinguish the fire.
Some time ago, netizens uploaded a video of an electric bus running out of control in Paris, France, causing a heated discussion among netizens.
In the video, the top of the bus spewed violent flames, and the whole vehicle was like “a great firework”, which was extremely spectacular and rare, and it took about 30 firefighters to put it out.
According to reports, in April, two electric bus fires occurred in Paris, France, and the operator RATP suspended 149 Bolloré electric buses involved, equivalent to 1/3 of the electric bus fleet in Paris.
The assembled battery of this bus has a capacity of 441kWh, and the chemistry of the battery pack is LMP lithium manganese phosphate, and because the battery packs are on the top and rear, it can be seen in the video that the battery chemistry on the top of the vehicle erupts violently.
Nearly 500 electric buses from three different manufacturers have been assembled in Paris since 2016, and the RATP said there had been no “major incidents” until this year.
The transport operator “has asked the manufacturer Bollore to provide a full expert report explaining the cause of these incidents and providing an action plan to return these buses to work safely.”
“Electric buses are not the problem, the Bollore model is the problem,” Bollore said in a statement. “The entire Blue Bus staff is mobilized…to find out the cause of the accident.” .