Chinese hybrid car with 2,116 km of range caught fire, the image went viral

The fire process in electric vehicles does not seem to stop. In recent months, incidents of electric vehicles catching fire have been reported in every corner of the country and now, the latest news comes from China, where a Li Auto brand L9 hybrid SUV has reportedly caught fire. A media report says that video of this incident is also going viral on social media.

According to Pandaily’s report, a video showing a car on fire recently surfaced. The vehicle is said to be the Li Auto L9 model, which is a hybrid SUV and is the second car made by the company. Reports say that the L9 SUV offers the longest electric range of any PHEV (plug-in hybrid vehicle) in the world. The company reportedly introduced this hybrid car in March 2022.

According to the Li Auto website, the L9 has a maximum electric range of 215 km, while the total range with its fuel tank amounts to 2,116 km.

A screenshot has been shared by the Chinese social media platform Weibo online post, showing this alleged car burning. A social media user reportedly claimed that the owner of the vehicle heard a loud noise inside the car while he was driving. The loud bang was apparently related to the car’s braking system. The owner of the vehicle parked the Li Auto L9 SUV on the side of the road, after which it reportedly burst into flames within a minute.

The company said in a statement to Pandaily that it has engaged local departments and is working to discover the cause of the accident through a thorough investigation.

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