- Sep 17, 2008
And when they don't catch fire for no good reason, or explode when they hit water, or.......and when the cost of replacement batteries is shown to be equal to or less then the cost of 100ll over the same number of hours flown (including the price of an environmentally sound battery disposal method), and when battery technology allows them to produce the same amount of power cold, as when they are hot. I reserve the right to add to this list, as I think on it more.
Some interesting reading: https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/safety_concerns_with_li_ion
They say that IC car fires are more common than EV fires, but they don't break down the causes of the IC fires. There have been plenty of GM ignition switch-caused fires, and I suspect there are other electrical factors in many more. Gasolione fires are rare except in crashes, I would think, just like airplanes. If airplanes are well-maintained, fuel and electrical fires are also rare.