Indeed, and what a year of change it was. One year ago, the Electric Vehicle was the undisputed do-gooder vehicle that could do no wrong. Even trying to discuss possible issues those machines might have was tantamount to lese majeste. And now they are almost a pariah of the mobility world. Not quite but it’s getting there putting steroids on hydrogen which has its own very serious issues. But that’s the stuff hypes are made off – and sometimes they are outright dangerous. What they all have in common is that they never end well.
Are electric vehicles inherently unsafe? This is a question more people may be asking, as realisation grows that 2021 was a horror year for battery fire vehicle recalls.