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Old 29th July 2019, 11:51   #16
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Re: Canada: Hyundai Kona EV explodes causing a garage fire

There were times when the airlines were scared of exploding lithium ion batteries in mobile phones. Now we are introduced to cars with huge lithium ion batteries. Most of us prefer dashcams with condensor rather with lithium ion batteries, fearing the battery explosion. So I am bit skeptical about these batteries in cars.

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Old 29th July 2019, 16:22   #17
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Re: The Hyundai Kona electric SUV, now launched @ 25.3 lakhs

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it's imperative the Govt is involved regarding the safety of the technology. They must test these out.
There should be certain separate standards and certifications for the EV Batteries. Because the usage and charging pattern of EV Batteries is different as compared to the other batteries currently in use. Exploding batteries anywhere is not a pleasant thing to happen. Have experienced it and the cause was detected to be high temperature/poor ventilation in that area. Luckily it happened when no one was around.
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Old 30th July 2019, 07:38   #18
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Re: GST on EVs from 12% to 5% (2019)

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So now we have the first Kona on Fire incident. Hyundai has to find the cause for this at the earliest!
Yes indeed, since this car is recently being launched in much competitive markets like India. Hyundai has to further investigate on this as it may lend a bad impact among the potential buyers here. Believe me since we Indians are totally new to EV's and till now the launched ones have a bad reputation of lasting compared to conventional gasoline engines.

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Old 30th July 2019, 08:51   #19
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Re: Canada: Hyundai Kona EV explodes causing a garage fire

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There were times when the airlines were scared of exploding lithium ion batteries in mobile phones. Now we are introduced to cars with huge lithium ion batteries. Most of us prefer dashcams with condensor rather with lithium ion batteries, fearing the battery explosion. So I am bit skeptical about these batteries in cars.
I believe you meant capacitor
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Re: Canada: Hyundai Kona EV explodes causing a garage fire

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I believe you meant capacitor
Yes, It's a Capacitor. We were trying to change an A/C due to the condenser issue, my mind was filled with condenser of the A/C and I wrongly mentioned it here as condenser instead of Capacitor in Dashcams. Thanks
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Re: Canada: Hyundai Kona EV explodes causing a garage fire

Canada: Hyundai Kona EV explodes causing a garage fire-img_20190730_120308.jpg

^ Looks like the battery was involved somehow (burnt rear wheel and scorch marks from the mid bottom) although this doesn't prove that it was the primary cause of the explosion.

Canada: Hyundai Kona EV explodes causing a garage fire-img_20190730_121010.jpg

"The structure was considered unstable."

I guess we'll have to wait for a proper report. I read in another forum that a Kona burned in Finland earlier this year. It was plugged in at a dealer's yard. But no details of any investigation results have been released nor can I find any sources for this online.
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