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A BYD car caught fire while charging in Haidian, Beijing | Explosion | New Energy Vehicles | Electric Vehicles

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[Epoch Times November 25, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Li Jing comprehensive report) Since the beginning of this year, there have been many fire accidents in cars produced by Chinese new energy vehicle giant BYD. Recently, a Beijing car owner broke the news that his BYD electric car caught fire. Because he took his child and escaped in time, everyone was fine, but the car had been scrapped.

“Brokers China” reported that on November 23, some netizens broke the news that a car suspected of being BYD Qin Pro exploded in a garage at the underground garage of No.1 Zhongguancun, Beijing. The owner of the car involved posted the news about the fire accident in the circle of friends.

The owner of the car posted a message in the circle of friends: “At that time, I heard the sound in the car and it felt wrong, so I hurried to get out of the car and ran away. Fortunately, everyone was fine. After finishing the transcript, I returned to the scene and saw the car burnt like this. I was really scared.”

In response, BYD Auto officially responded to Lu media, denying the explosion, saying that the fire at the scene was extinguished in time. The specific reasons will be further investigated in cooperation with relevant departments. The vehicle will be sold in early 2019. The train type has not yet been confirmed.

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According to the “Tencent Automobile” site, the explosion area has been sealed off, and the site still has a strong pungent smell. It is reported that the explosion occurred at around 9 p.m. the previous day (November 22). The owner of the car was not a person working in the Zhongguancun No. 1 Park, but a customer who came for dinner that night.

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Security personnel at the scene revealed that before the explosion last night, the vehicle was being charged using a charging station. At present, the accident vehicle at the scene has been blocked by objects.

Some netizens said that if the accident is Tesla, all official media will condemn it, but the accident of a domestic car will be quiet at this time.

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AI Finance and Economics learned that the vehicle involved is probably BYD Qin Pro DM, not the Qin Pro EV transmitted online. In BYD’s product sequence, the former is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model, and the latter is pure electric. The model was sold at the beginning of 2019, and it is still less than three years old.

Industry insiders believe that the BYD vehicle that caught fire this time was at a standstill in the garage and was not hit by external forces. The sudden fire may be related to its battery technology. Different from other new energy car companies, BYD’s batteries have always been self-produced and sold, and its ternary lithium batteries, lithium iron phosphate batteries and blade batteries have always been self-supplied.

Affected by this news, BYD opened lower in early trading on Wednesday (24th) and showed a volatile trend. As of the afternoon’s close, BYD fell 1.71%.

According to public reports by mainland media, this fire accident is not the first time a BYD electric car has occurred. “China Energy Network” reported in August this year that records show that China‘s annual sales of new energy vehicles in 2020 will be 1.367 million, and 67 new energy vehicle fire incidents have been recorded in the year; and this year, as of July, Sales of new energy vehicles were 1.229 million, and 56 electric vehicle fire incidents have been recorded.

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Among them, BYD fires occurred in 1 in March, 4 in April, 2 in May, and 2 in August. The state of the vehicle at the time of the accident is mostly: a fire while driving, a fire while charging, or even a fire while standing still.

Wei Zhongbao, a professor at Beijing Institute of Technology, said bluntly, “We are very surprised that the number of new energy vehicle fire accidents has been increasing year by year, especially in the past three years.” Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and professor of Beijing Institute of Technology Sun Fengchun believes that batteries are new The main cause of fire accidents of energy vehicles accounts for about 60% of the total number of fire accidents.

Editor in charge: Li Qiong#


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