Won’t the battery catch on fire during a crash?

Just like the highly combustible gas and diesel in conventional vehicles, EV batteries can catch fire in a crash. Lithium-ion batteries are vulnerable to heat, and can catch fire if they get too hot. However, electric cars are among the safest when it comes to crash conditions. And manufacturers such as Tesla and Nissan have boosted their electric vehicle safety with fail-safe circuitry that shuts the battery down if its temperature rises beyond safe levels.