“E-cars are a danger for ship passengers”

“A Norwegian shipping company bans electric cars on its ferries. According to a risk analysis, the risk of fire from such vehicles is too great. An ocean liner had recently sunk because of it.

OSLO. The listed Norwegian shipping company Havila has banned electric, hybrid and hydrogen cars from its ferries. After a risk analysis, it was concluded that the risk to the safety of the shipping fleet was too great. If a car catches fire, the fire can no longer be extinguished.”

Brandgefahr: Erste Reederei verbietet E-Autos auf Fähren

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16 Responses to “E-cars are a danger for ship passengers”

  1. GWS says:

    EV days are getting darker — But they’re great on golf courses!

  2. conrad ziefle says:

    When an electric car catches fire, I wonder how many cubic feet of CO2 they emit? More importantly, how many poisonous and noxious other gases do they put into the air?

    • arn says:

      More importantly:
      As my guess is that cars must not be operated during shipping
      EV cars seem to start to burn even when the battery is under no pressure.
      It is somehow comprehensible when they start to burn as result of driving
      but this must not happen while the system is off.

  3. arn says:

    From the ferry beginning EV’s shouldn’t have been allowed on conventionalships .
    They should have been limited to wooden ships ran by wind or pulled by whales,dolphins and seahorses.
    Everything else is pure hippocrisy .

    • Eli Pit Bull says:

      Us conspiracy theorist were right again

      • arn says:

        Tbh – I didn’t expect it this that way.

        I knew they were and are working on new harmful viruses,variants,mutations and gain of functions to increase their profits,push their vaccine pass agenda and depopulate faster,
        but they never do this directly and on their own as they usually outsource this work
        to foreign countries and hide their connections to those foreign labs with the help of CiA,Open Philanthropy etc.
        It seems the destruction of Ukrainian biolabs has hit them way harder than expected and they were forced to do it on their own.

  4. MGJ says:

    Quite ironic when you think that a conventional car is little short of a mobile bomb, with all that combustible fuel; but still safer than its supposed replacement.

    • Fuels are labelled so that leaks are easily detectable by smell. A short circuit in a EV system is invisible until it causes a fire. We can deal with liquid fuel fires with foam, Lithium is an altogether different problem. A friend of mine was a lab assistant at my old school, when he went to get some toluene to fill up the jar containing potassium. The potassium, exposed temporarily to the air, caught fire. The fire brigade burned through three buckets getting the burning potassium jar from the chemistry lab at the top of the building to the corner of the playground where they left it to burn out. Judging by its position in the Periodic table, I imagine lithium presents a similar problem. Perhaps a scheme for dumping all the EVs rapidly into the ocean once a fire starts might work. although I imagine it might adversely affect stability of the ship.

  5. Jack the Insider says:

    100% correct, but i would add that whatever risk there is with electric cars the risk of electric scooters is 100 times worse. At least EV car manufacturers have an ounce of quality control when making their batteries. With E Scooters there appears to be none. Houses are going up in flames here in Australia every second week because of them.

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