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Last weekend, a Plug-In hybrid caught fire in Hertsön, Luleå, Sweden, causing two houses to burn down, including the one where the car owner and his family lived. Luckily, no person was injured or killed.

The reason for the fire is not known at this time, but this is known:
  • The car was a Volkswagen Passat GTE.
  • It was left plugged-in, even though it was already fully charged.
  • The charger was a professionally installed type two charger, not a common household outlet.
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Bet the proximate cause was the charging, not the car at fault... Not heard of VW's catching fire!
 

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While electric cars catching fire makes the news, there were actually more than 4,000 fossil-powered cars burning in Sweden alone in 2018. Many fires were caused by arson, but diesel-powered BMWs in particular seem prone to spontaneously catching fire.
 
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