Weight of electric vehicles could cause ‘catastrophic’ damage and ‘lead to car parks collapsing’: Engineers warn Britain’s parking facilities were not designed for hulking battery cars

Catastrophic fires caused by – thermal runaways. Parked vehicles with no apparent prodding from outside erupt into flames. Reason enough for many parking operators to ban EVs in their buildings. Now the weight of the batteries might cause structural deficiencies. How can that be insured against? If a car park collapses and there were EVs inside, how to decide if it was them or another reason? Oh, those long-burning hot fires are not good for construction integrity either. Looks like we must ban EVs from entering or being close to anything that matters. 

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