Do electric vehicle batteries explode?

Cosmos Magazine


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There’s been plenty of news recently about electric cars catching fire in spectacular fashion.

But should we be worried how often electric vehicles explode?

In the first episode ‘Debunks’, the new podcast series from the Cosmos newsroom team and Nine Podcasts, science journalist Ellen Phiddian investigates the truth and lies behind electric vehicle batteries.

Joined by battery chemist Dr Ruth Knibbe, firefighter Emma Sutcliffe, ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg, fellow Cosmos Journalist Matthew Ward Agius and even her parents, Ellen debunks if EVs really are a fire hazard.

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Debunks is a science podcast that asks questions that you actually want to know the answer to. 

Each week a journalist in the Cosmos newsroom expertly guides listeners through the science topics of the day, from electric vehicles to weight loss. Plus we unpack all the misinformation that comes with it.

Debunks is a partnership between Nine Podcasts and Cosmos Magazine.

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