I don't really see what you said have anything to do with what I said. Individual manufacture and design really don't have anything to do with having an older car, or larger battery being in general more risky than a newer car or smaller battery.koffey wrote: ↑Dec 21st, 2018 4:43 pmI'm trying to leave opinions out of my comment so I'll just leave this here in terms of batteries:
Tesla does not use individual large battery cells, but thousands of small, cylindrical, lithium-ion commodity cells like those used in consumer electronics. It uses a version of these cells that is designed to be cheaper to manufacture and lighter than standard cells by removing some safety features. According to Tesla, these features are redundant because of the advanced thermal management system and an intumescent chemical in the battery to prevent fires
I wonder what the folks that flock for safety features of their new car would think... I need the safest vehicle so I don't die in an accident, needs the latest tech, I got money to buy, be cool, buy Tesla. Die that night in house fire cause Tesla decides to no longer want to live. Age is simply a factor of making it worse. This is basically a mentally unstable vehicle, willing to do itself in at any moment and it doesn't care about the occupants inside the car or house.
Like I said, again, my point is that there really isn't any EV similar to Tesla in performance/power ratio to really compare with. So it is flawed to say Tesla battery is worse than Leaf, for example.
Especially when we don't even know the story. Most (if not all) the Tesla battery fire problem we see so far are after battery been damaged in some way (Noticed they are all in active use on the road, not just parked in some garage.) Saying they are "mentally unstable vehicle" is premature at best and fearmongering at worst.