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Are EVs Safer Than Gas-Powered Cars?

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Jacob
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Re: Which one is safer?
Jacob   10/4/2013 5:57:37 AM
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"I have heard mobile battery exploding due to heat and malfunctioning so in a way nothing is safe but general perception is that EVs are safer than Gasolin. EVs are, however, beacon of clean energy"

Himanushu, the major advantages are clean energy and less running cost. Saftey depends up on how we are using the vehicle

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   9/27/2013 7:47:36 PM
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It sounds like we are agreed that, from an objective standpoint, cars just aren't that safe! Guess we better invest in driving lessons. "  :)

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   9/27/2013 7:46:16 PM
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@Nimantha, i like safety over cost as an ideal, but in today's product markets, we don't have an either/or but a both/and. People want it all.

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Himanshugupta   9/27/2013 12:55:50 PM
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I have heard mobile battery exploding due to heat and malfunctioning so in a way nothing is safe but general perception is that EVs are safer than Gasolin. EVs are, however, beacon of clean energy.

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nimantha.d   9/27/2013 4:39:22 AM
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@JBond: Good point indeed since the impact point is very low and the risk is very high. Very much similar to the Nano Car

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Which one is safer?
Jacob   9/25/2013 2:35:23 AM
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"The other day I heard someone on TV make a casual remark, claiming that battery-only electric vehicles (EVs) were inherently safer than conventional internal-combustion vehicles because, "you know, they don't have any gasoline or nasty stuff like that." (He apparently wasn't referring to crash-worthiness, only "static" safety.) That thought made me wonder: Is it really so?"

Bill, I won't think EV's are safer than gasoline based vehicles.  I know 2-3 incidents happened within last 2 months, where the vehicle got fire due to spark in storage section due to some sparks. I agree that these sparks can ignite fire in gasoline based vehicle too.  

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jbond   9/24/2013 2:57:40 PM
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The other problem with impact would be that the EVs are usually much smaller and result in more injuries. There is another angle to look at also.

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prabhakar_deosthali   9/24/2013 12:42:42 PM
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One of the points of concern for safety for a Car is the effect of impact. In many accidents that occur on the highways the result of the impact has been usually,, the car catching fire .


With EVs , in my opinion such instance is unlikely to happen.

So I would say that EVs are safer than Gas-powered Cars

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jbond   9/24/2013 12:07:29 PM
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I wouldn't necessarily say they are "safer" in my opinion. It depends on who is driving them, how they are cared for, etc. There are many factors involved and I don't think I would say they are safer overall but in many incidences they can be safer but there is also the reverse.

 

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nimantha.d   9/23/2013 11:10:25 PM
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Im not sure about safety here in both categories since both does carry a big risk. I think when you develop a car or any sort of an item, you should consider about the safety first rather than the cost.

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