Explosives on wheels? The truth about electric cars catching fire

A battery fire in an e-car has to be fought with a lot of water to cool down the storage cells. — dpa

Electric cars have grown a reputation of being more dangerous when they go on fire. They've even been banned from underground garages in some countries. Do fire safety experts and accident researchers really agree there's a greater risk?

Images of burning electric cars regularly make the rounds on the Internet. Are these just isolated cases or are electrics genuinely a fire hazard?

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