Following the bizarre demonstration, Axa has admitted to German website that it had actually removed the battery cells from the vehicle because, “demonstrating a battery fire would have been too dangerous due to the guests present.”
No batteries mean zero chance of a fire breaking out, so Axa installed pyrotechnics in the vehicle to achieve the desired effect. You can also see the tow bar on the ground used for propelling the car forward because it had no way of powering itself.
Even then. This article states that only SUV electric vehicles are responsible for 40% more claims. Non-SUV electric vehicles actually have shown to cause 10% fewer claims.
Depending on the relative frequency of each class sold, this might even show a lower claims ratio for electric vehicles (I couldn’t find stats for this, just a hypothetical to see how you can lie with stats or with choosing which stats to present).
Classic example of Framing in the previous article to cause negative emotional reactions towards e-vehicles together with incorrect information (40% instead of 50% etc.).