Categories: Environment

Electric cars might no longer catch fire

Companies have joined forces to design a solution to prevent fires from starting on electric cars.

There are more and more electric cars on the roads, and this can be seen in the sales figures. However, certain aspects still deter many motorists, starting with the price which is too high, the autonomy considered too low, but not only that. Indeed, some drivers also claim that these vehicles are too dangerous. What is the reason ? Well if the electric ones tend to take less often fire than thermal ones, fires are on the other hand more impressive and above all much more difficult to control by firefighters.

A new technology

Indeed, once a fire has broken out in a zero-emission car, one of the only solutions to stop it is to immerse the entire vehicle in water. However, you can imagine that this is far from obvious and that it is not even always possible. But fortunately, that could soon change. In fact, two companies have joined forces to design a system to prevent electric car fires. It is Linxens et SmartNanotubes Technologies, specialists in smart cards and nanotechnology. The goal ? Design a system capable of detecting fire outbreaks.

A smart system

On paper, the concept is very simple. In fact, nanotubes de carbone are integrated into the vehicle and are capable of capturing smoke. The latter modifies the electrical charge of the tube, which therefore sends a signal to an electronic chip that something unusual is happening. The latter would then send the instruction to cut off the battery and launch various procedures to prevent the fire from getting bigger. A solution that could be integrated into future electric cars that will be launched on the market.

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