If you consider a "LOT" to be ~130 incidents in ~22 years, you sir have let statistics mean too much in life. Also, let's be real, a lot of those 132
incidents were not from li-po and li-ion, they were from ni-cad, nimh, standard batteries and lead-acid type. So, you've got a skewed stat right off
I did a car fire search and found that in 2007, 258,000 car fires occurred in the US, according to the National Fire Protection Association. So
extrapolate that: 22 years of 258k car fires, and you end up with 5,676,000. Compare that with 130. That's a ratio of 43,661:1 if I've done my math
correctly. Oh wait I haven't, because the 258,000 car fires a year is just in one country, the US. The air incident is WORLDWIDE. In other words,
132 incidents since 1991, worldwide, for batteries. WOW.
All I'm saying is, their relative safety "risk" is negligible for the benefit of society they have.
And I'm really not sure why you're making such a big deal about it. Honestly.
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