Drive Electric Week Gets Off to a Fiery Start

Drive Electric Week Gets Off to a Fiery Start

Events on the eve of Drive Electric Week scorched the utopian illusion of “a Prius in every garage.”

On Wednesday, Toyota declared a worldwide recall of 1 million hybrid vehicles over the potential fire risk posed by faulty electrical wiring. And given the fire danger already posed by the lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs), which have been known to ignite—and reignite—at incredibly high temperatures, this recall is no joke.

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