18 Apr '11, 10pm

Electric car fires: Who's to blame?: But the other car parked there--an older home-converted EV--is more likely

Electric car fires: Who's to blame?: But the other car parked there--an older home-converted EV--is more likely

It’s wrong to claim that electric cars don’t start electrical fires, but most of those on record have started in homemade conversions or in relatively unsophisticated vehicles such as the Suzuki or the golf cart-like GEM, which is produced by a subsidiary of Chrysler. The celebrity press had a field day when a Florida garage housing supermodel Veronica Webb’s GEM caught fire in 2002. “Hell Car Burns Model’s House,” screamed the New York Post’s Page Six. “Veronica Webb’s eco-friendly electric car turned into a fire-spewing death machine the other night, burning down her Key West house and killing her beloved dog, Hercules.”

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