ELECTRIC CAR IS AT LEAST AS FIRE SAFE AS A CAR WITH A COMBUSTION ENGINE
A car fire. You hope you never have to deal with it. In most cases, car fires involve a culpable technical defect, arson or an accident. That a fully electric or hybrid car would pose a greater risk is a myth.
Fire is rare in electric cars
Car fires are relatively common, but in few cases they do involve electric cars. You might expect that there is a greater risk of fire because of the battery of an electric car, but manufacturers have also thought about that themselves. The entire electrical system is extremely well secured. As a result, car fires from the vehicle itself, caused by a technical fault, do not often occur.
An advantage of an EV compared to a ‘conventional’ car is the lack of a hot engine and highly flammable fuel. In electric cars, fire in the battery pack is the risk factor, because extinguishing it is quite difficult. But that is also a rarity.
Granted; If, on that very rare occasion, the battery is on fire, it is much harder (if not impossible) to extinguish it. The insurance company will cover the damage in most cases. (Ask your insurance agent.)