Fireplace hazard in Stromer: second delivery firm banned electrical vehicles from board if they aren’t new

A Norwegian delivery firm doesn’t take electrical vehicles on board for security causes. Different delivery firms welcome Stromer. However now one other firm is reporting security issues, at the very least for used electrical automobiles.

The ban on electrical vehicles on Norwegian ships from a smaller however well-known delivery firm has made waves within the electrical automotive scene. Havila Voyages doesn’t transport electrical and hybrid automobiles because of battery hearth hazards. With lithium-ion batteries, the fireplace is so troublesome to extinguish that giant quantities of water are required and extremely poisonous vapors are produced. On a passenger ship that may after all be an enormous danger that the delivery firm apparently doesn’t need to take.

The precise background to the precautionary measure, which is inflicting lots of hassle within the electrical automotive foyer, is the spectacular hearth on the automotive freighter “Felicity Ace”. The ship burned out utterly at sea in February 2022 and sank. An ignited electrical automotive battery was suspected to be the reason for the fireplace. As well as, the batteries of quite a few electrical automobiles fueled the fireplace so severely that each one makes an attempt to place it out had been in useless.

Based on a report by “Automobilwoche”, a second firm has now introduced restrictions on electrical automobiles on board. Nonetheless, solely used automobiles are affected. “Considered one of our different measures is that we don’t transport any used electrical vehicles, as they pose the next hearth danger than totally electrical new automobiles because of potential battery defects,” says Sebjørn Dahl from “Höegh Autoliner” at “Automobilwoche”.

Explosive: Höegh Autoliner operates 50 massive automotive ferries that transport, amongst different issues, new VW and BMW vehicles. The corporate can hardly afford to overlook out on this deal, as a result of by 2035 on the newest, a lot earlier at VW, there’ll solely be new electrical vehicles for the EU market. The electrical ban subsequently doesn’t apply to new automobiles. “There are extremely developed smoke and hearth alarms on our ships, and our crew is specifically educated to detect and extinguish a attainable hearth at lightning velocity,” Dahl continues.

By the way, not all delivery firms are restrictive in coping with electrical automobiles. The TT-Line takes a totally totally different method and even presents charging stations for the crossing. “The charging station at which your electrical automotive is charged throughout your crossing depends upon the utilization and availability of the respective departure. Allocation is the duty of the loading officer. The plugs of the 2 charging stations are suitable with all connections of the electrical vehicles,” says the corporate on its web site.

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