Jeju with a population of about 634,200 has the country's highest ratio of registered EVs of 28,790 as of November 2022. Many Jeju EVs are rental cars for domestic and foreign tourists. The resort island experienced its first EV fire in 2019 and there were five fire cases until 2022.
Jeju Fire Department said that some 270 firemen including veterans and trainees participated in a simulated drill at a reservoir near Jeju City. Two Genesis vehicles were lit up and firemen used flameproof blankets and portable pools to ease the flames. The emergency headquarters said that it took about two hours for the batteries to burn out completely, leaving only the skeletal frames of the EVs.
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