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Safety questions vex battery-powered cars

New technology and startups always have hiccups, and not even the development of electric cars is immune.

A series of fires in China this year related to new-energy cars has raised anew public concerns about the safety of such vehicles.

On August 11, a vehicle from Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors caught fire in Guangzhou. Xpeng claimed that the blaze was caused by damage to the vehicle battery pack after its bottom had been knocked.

It was the latest in a string of electric-car fires this year in China, adding to a long list of such incidents around the world in the last five years.

After hearing about the most recent fire, many people in China began searching for videos of other similar fires, explosions or other accidents on the social media platform Weibo and discussed their findings with friends and relatives.

Read more at Shanghai Daily

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