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[YesAuto New Energy] Recently, a Weimar EX5 caught fire and exploded in the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Weimar also recalled some Weimar EX5s on October 28. As the battery supplier of Weimar Motors, ZTE High Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “High Energy Technology”) responded to the incident, saying In the fire incident of Weimar Automobile in Beijing, the vehicles involved were not equipped with high-energy technology batteries.

It is understood that before the Weimar EX5 accident in Beijing, the Weimar EX5 had two fires in Shaowu City, Fujian Province. In response to a series of incidents, Weimar also issued a recall statement: it was decided to recall the power battery equipped with battery cell model ZNP3914895A-75A, some of the 2020 Weimar EX5, a total of 1282 vehicles. Weimar Motors will use authorized dealers to replace the battery packs of other battery brands for vehicles within the scope of the recall free of charge, and provide compensation to users whose daily travel is affected.

According to Weimar’s announcement, the reason for the recall was that the battery cell supplier mixed impurities during the production process, which caused abnormal lithium precipitation in the power battery. In extreme cases, the battery cell may be short-circuited, causing thermal runaway of the power battery and a risk of fire, which poses a safety hazard. However, according to domestic media reports, Weimar’s recall involves the power battery model ZNP3914895A-75A, and the manufacturer is High Energy Technology. ZTE High Energy is a 100% holding subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, and its business scope includes the research and development, production, and sales of lithium-ion batteries and other types of new energy batteries.

It is reported that the power battery pack of Weimar Motors adopts the scheme of outsourcing battery cells and self-made battery packs. Among them, there are many suppliers of battery cells. In addition to high-energy technology, there are also CATL, Tianjin Lishen, Tafel and Ruipu Energy Wait for battery suppliers. Regarding this incident, we will continue to pay attention, so stay tuned.

Event review:

Therefore, the vehicle caught fire in the operating vehicle Weimar EX5

Some Weimar EX5/EX6 are recalled for risk of fire