Many media outlets reported at the end of July about a major fire on a ship with 500 electric cars on board. They speculated and in some cases claimed that the electric cars were the cause of the fire. Now, as the ship is inspected, it turns out that the electric cars were unharmed.
"Electric cars rarely catch fire, and much less frequently than gasoline and diesel cars," says Kjetil Solberg from the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB).
15 of the cars managed over 311 miles (500 km), compared to only five three years ago. Tesla Model S won with 417 miles (672 km).
An electric car has toppled the Toyota Corolla from the top spot.
"Over 10 years, you're going to need just one EV for 10 petrol cars," says Tony Seba.
The fires in electric cars have been steady in the last three years, although the number of electric cars has almost doubled.
IEA believes that small electric cars will soon be cheaper to buy than their gasoline counterparts. But for another category, they think it will take many more years.
During the first quarter, it happened! An electric car tops the list of new cars in Europe.
During the first quarter of 2023, an electric car became the best-selling car for the first time. Tesla Model Y came in first, ahead of Volvo XC40 in second place.