This electric vehicle battery catastrophe just took the lives of 22 people

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The Biden regime’s mad race to force all Americans into electric vehicles continues at full throttle.

But the consequences of going all-in on a technology that isn’t fully developed yet continue to be exposed.

And this electric vehicle battery catastrophe just took the lives of 22 people.

EV battery factory goes up in smoke

President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats are dead set on forcing all Americans into electric vehicles (EVs) sooner rather than later.

And they apparently don’t care if doing so gets people killed in the process.

A massive fire at a lithium battery factory in South Korea resulted in the death of at least 22 plant workers.

The fire at the South Korean factory owned by lithium battery manufacturer Aricell took place in the city of Hwaseong, near Seoul, according to The New York Times

In addition to the 22 workers killed, there was one worker still missing and eight others injured.

Kim Jin-young, an official with the Hwaseong Fire Department, said there were 102 workers in the factory when the fire broke out.

More than 160 firefighters and 60 fire engines were called to the scene to fight the fire.

The deadly event began after one battery cell caught fire leading to a series of explosions that blew through the 35,000 battery cells which were stored on the factory’s second floor.

This deadly disaster was yet another blow to the push for EV dominance.

Lithium-ion batteries are a key component in electric vehicles, but the increased fire risk from the batteries has risen even more as their use spreads due to the global push to impose them on all drivers.

And lithium-ion battery fires are extremely difficult to extinguish, making them even more dangerous.

Not the first major lithium battery fire

Last month, a fire broke out at the Gateway Energy Storage facility near San Diego.

The lithium-ion battery fire first broke out on May 15, but was not extinguished until May 31, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Robert Rezende of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said a lithium-ion battery fire is very different from other blazes.

“Historically speaking, we usually tend to see a much longer period of time where this cascading damage just keeps going, almost like the domino effect,” Rezende said.

“The batteries are just going to do what they’re gonna do until they decide to stop doing it. That’s the simplest way to describe it,” he added.

But it doesn’t stop there.

Citing data from UL Solutions, Seneca Insurance said that there have been 445 lithium-ion battery fires, 214 injuries, and 38 deaths in the U.S. alone.

And in New York City, E-bikes, which are also powered by lithium batteries, were responsible for 267 fires, 18 deaths, and 150 injuries in 2023, according to the Fire Department of New York.

In fact, over the past three years, lithium-ion battery fires have been the top cause of fatal fires in New York City.

As long as Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats continue to push EVs, expect these numbers to get even worse.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.