After a major fire disaster at a mini-apartment building in Hanoi, many electric vehicle (EV) users are struggling to find charging spots due to ‘no charging allowed’ policies.
Residents currently living in the Dai Kim ward apartment complex in Hanoi have shared that since the tragic incident, the building management has started to designate separate parking areas for electric bikes and cars, separate from gasoline-powered vehicles. Previously, residents used to park their vehicles together without any specific regulations regarding charging or fire safety. This apartment complex was constructed quite a while ago, so there were no dedicated designs for charging areas.
Electric Vehicle Charging Area at one Apartment (Source: To Quoc Newspaper)
The restriction on using EV due to fire safety concerns is not scientifically or technically accurate. According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dam Hoang Phuc, the Director of the Automotive Engineering Program at Hanoi University of Science and Technology, this is a misguided and somewhat arbitrary viewpoint. In essence, the risk of fire and explosions can exist with any type of vehicle. That’s why we have standards for each product and require users to adhere to regulations to prevent such risks.
If we compare, in reality, the most flammable substance is gasoline. Just one spark, and a fire can easily break out with gasoline. On the other hand, with electric vehicles, fire incidents are not common due to multiple safety standards in their production.
FIRE AND EXPLOSION SAFETY, AS WELL AS TESTING IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES, ARE AMONG THE FIRST REQUIREMENTS IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES BATTERY PRODUCTION.
Since 2015, we have had the national technical standard QCVN91:15/BGTVT for batteries used in electric motorcycles and scooters. This standard specifies the mandatory safety characteristic tests that manufacturers must pass before bringing their products to the market. These tests include overcharging, over-discharging, short-circuit resistance, and vibration resistance.
Specifically for battery systems, many automotive manufacturers adhere to the ECE R100 standard for electric vehicles used in Europe. This standard comprises rigorous tests to ensure maximum safety for the electric vehicle’s battery system.
With such high standards in place, the likelihood of spontaneous combustion in electric vehicles meeting these standards is very low, except for some extremely rare accident scenarios.
EBOOST CHARGING STATIONS ALWAYS ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH QUALITY AND SAFETY REGULATIONS
EBOOST charging stations are certified IP66 according to the strict international standard IEC 61851. With three layers of explosion protection and direct management through the app, EBOOST will proactively cut off the power when detecting any abnormal issues related to the power source, vehicle battery or system errors.
The new version and upgrade of EBOOST electric motorcycle charging solution
The new version of EBOOST electric bikes charging solution still maintain the ability to integrate with any brand. Additionally, this version has been upgraded to allow for high-power charging at all outlets, catering to larger electric bikes like Datbike or similar models.
At EBOOST, we provide a safe, convenient, and transparent charging solution for all electric vehicle users in your building. Property managers no longer have to worry about safety issues when residents charge their electric vehicles. Additionally, we help streamline management processes, increase traffic and generate revenue for your building.
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