And my comment was..............My point with the BMW example is that it doesn't take a "perfect combination of bad luck" (as you said) for an ICE fire. All engineered products have design weaknesses and failure modes and those show up in all products with some non-zero probability.
Whatever is going on with BMW doesn't refute my experience, nor doesn't it refute my larger opinion.Majority on car fires, I've seen with ICE are battery related.......... "Short to ground"
That year-range and series of BMW/Engine combination, obviously had a design issue of some sort.
My point here was most short to grounds, in 12 volt systems, smolder/smoke a little, burn a few wires, quit running, what-have-you, but with 20x the voltage? Things tend to happen a lot faster and severe.At 12 volts it takes a perfect combination of "bad luck" to have an issue, at 240 volts, it only takes "bad luck" (of any kind) to have a "situation".
Right, presumably, these are fires are INSIDE the battery assembly, I've never saw a lead-acid battery spontaneously combust, ever.There's clearly a design flaw with the LG batteries as well. Bolts and Hyundai Ioniq/Konas (prior to replacing the batteries) have been much more prone to fires than any other modern EV.
- I have no idea what is going on with the LG Batteries, or the Bolt/Kona fires.