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Flammable Interior Materials to Blame for BYD EV Fire

While everybody may have jumped to conclusions when they first heard about this rather unfortunate incident from China, when a BYD E6 EV which was being used as a taxi, caught fire after being hit by a speeding Nissan GT-R at around 180 km/h (112 mph), killing the taxi driver and his two female passengers - the GT-R driver had apparently been drinking.
BYD E6 Taxi 1 photo
However, a report on the incident was released today, according to, in which the investigators concluded that it wasn’t the batteries that caused the fire, claiming it was, in fact, a short circuit which ignited trim pieces from within the car.

In fact, the investigators went on to say that since the EV was hit from behind, the crash damage would have been much worse - it couldn’t have killed three more people, so we don’t really know what they mean, as the car was, by all means totaled.


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