The Langzhong Fire Department sent two fire trucks to extinguish the blaze, and it was apparently quick to do so. That suggests that the cause may not be the battery pack. Unless LFP cells behave differently, bursts with lithium-ion batteries are known for being hard to kill.
Quickly extinguishing the fire did not prevent the vehicle from being a total loss. Jiemian News heard back from BYD that it is yet to receive the information about the fire to investigate what happened. If it confirms it was an issue with the car, it will contact the owner “to negotiate and deal with it.”
At the time, BYD said the fire was caused by a conductive coolant that it does not use. In other words, the automaker indirectly blamed the testers, who said they did not change a single thing about the EV. If that is true, BYD may have used the wrong coolant it points as the fire cause. That’s not good news for the affected owners so far or for the people that may buy a BYD Han EV outside of China.
If the company is willing to “negotiate and deal with it,” either it has no intention to give this customer a new car and reimburse him for his driving expenses while the investigation lasted, or it is willing to offer him something generous so that he will not sue the company. We’ll only know how this story ends if the Chinese media keeps covering this case and what caused the other fires.
a forum that posted the pictures in this article, some commenters said BYD cars were cheap and had quality control problems for years. BYD executives recently said that Tesla was a source of inspiration for them, but we did not expect it to be on quality control.
Joking aside, Toyota was reportedly enchanted with BYD’s method of testing vehicles much less than the Japanese company does. This is what led it to cooperate with BYD to create the electric Corolla. With these fires, Toyota may revise that decision and just go with what it has done for years.
Either from a customer or development partner perspective, BYD is now morally obliged to share its findings with the public. If they are due to quality control, design, or manufacturing problems, the Chinese company should solve them before it ships these cars to customers – in China and elsewhere.
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