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Originally posted by Sigmund:

https://www.denverpost.com/202...oulder-firefighters/

Electric vehicle catches fire, explodes in Boulder garage Saturday morning

No injuries were reported and the family evacuated safely, according to Boulder Fire-Rescue
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I wonder how toxic the house and all the contents are now?

In my 30 year flying career I experienced at least one of every kind of emergency except a fire. (Well, there was a nosewheel fire in an ancient Cessna with an updraft carburetor, but we were parked and it was quickly extinguished..)

A rechargeable battery fire in an aircraft cargo hold is the biggest nightmare scenario these days. In the cabin the flight attendants are trained, and have equipment, to extinguish a battery fire, and yes it has happened more than once already.

A small laptop battery fire in cargo would be a disaster. Thinking about what a thousand pounds of car battery would do is just mind boggling.
 
Posts: 9483 | Location: On the mountain off the grid | Registered: February 25, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Fly-Sig:

A small laptop battery fire in cargo would be a disaster. Thinking about what a thousand pounds of car battery would do is just mind boggling.


I'm sure you're aware of this tragic incident. Nightmare scenario indeed...



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Posts: 30457 | Location: Elv. 7,000 feet, Utah | Registered: October 29, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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There are a lot of stories about people transitioning from horse's to horseless carriages as well.





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Posts: 54725 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Good friend of mine was restoring a 70s era Z-car and was making it electric. Had it parked in his shop next to his beautifully restored 56 Ford truck, all of his tools, etc.... Burned the shop and everything in it to the ground.


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It was a Volvo hybrid.

Not a EV but regardless not a good situation.


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Posts: 3500 | Location: Nor Cal | Registered: January 25, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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^^^Technically, it was a 'Plug-In' Hybrid, so for all intents & purposes, an EV...Just sayin' Wink


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Posts: 8977 | Location: New Hampshire | Registered: October 29, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I’m excited about the future of Tesla. Installed their wall charging connector in the garage already, even though I haven’t purchased a Tesla yet. Been buying the heck out of their stock though, the last year and a half.
 
Posts: 343 | Location: Bardstown, Ky | Registered: December 06, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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this is too good to be true

On the KTLA website, someone stole a Tesla.

https://ktla.com/news/local-ne...wood-police-pursuit/

A police chase ensues

Tesla battery dies...

sounds like the best possible outcome
 
Posts: 53246 | Location: Tucson Arizona | Registered: January 16, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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this is too good to be true

On the KTLA website, someone stole a Tesla.

https://ktla.com/news/local-ne...wood-police-pursuit/

A police chase ensues

Tesla battery dies...

sounds like the best possible outcome


I don’t get it. Has a car never run out of gas while running from the police?
 
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I don't know, I've not been keeping track...but its the first time that I've read a story about a stolen electric vehicle that has the battery die in the middle of a chase
 
Posts: 53246 | Location: Tucson Arizona | Registered: January 16, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It wouldn’t make the news when a car ran out of gas in a police chase…

It doesn’t make the news when ICE cars catch on fire…


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Posts: 3500 | Location: Nor Cal | Registered: January 25, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thought of this thread this morning.
Saw an HPD cruiser on my commute, a Ford Mach-E




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Posts: 15405 | Location: Spring, TX | Registered: July 11, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes , it could have run out of juice,

Much more likely the owner got notified and just shut the car down.


I am pretty sure neither the reporter didn't speak with the owner.
To obtain all the facts





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Posts: 54725 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes , it could have run out of juice,

Much more likely the owner got notified and just shut the car down.


I am pretty sure neither the reporter didn't speak with the owner.
To obtain all the facts


I belong to the Mach E forum and a few have had their Mach stolen. It takes a certain level of sophistication and knowledge to steal EV car. Usually the first thing the thieves do is to disconnect the connection of the vehicle from the owner. Once that happens there is nothing you can do. You can’t track it…nothing.

You would think that there would be some sort of verification to disconnect but there isn’t.


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Posts: 3500 | Location: Nor Cal | Registered: January 25, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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And now you have scumbags doing this to the charging stations:

Copper Scrappers Target Tesla Superchargers As Metal Prices Soar

No thanks, I'll stick with gas


 
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^^^ And this is why we can't have nice things... Roll Eyes

How will Musk protect Superchargers from thieves?

More importantly, violent crime and theft are a byproduct of failed social justice warriors in progressive states and metro areas that care very little about law and order and more about the destruction of the country.

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Posts: 24191 | Location: St. Louis, MO | Registered: April 03, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Ooh! Ooh! I meant to post this last week, and totally let it slip my mind.

There's a fellow I know who's a pompous, arrogant, snotty, "I'm way better than you" sort of guy, and he likes to brag about running Ludicrous Mode full-time in his high-dollar Tesla. (Evidently you're just supposed to use that in small doses.)

Anyway, he's come to this end of the country from that end of the country, to "reorganize and reinvigorate the company," and has in the process made a bad impression on a lot of people. As the story came to me, he arrived at work one particular day a week or so ago, rolled around back, and plugged his car into the shore power port (which was installed for the calibration team's use) to charge (as he evidently does every day). [Why bother charging at home, when you can let the company pay for it, right?] The "corporate" fellas were there waiting for him, apparently with his walking papers.

Why is any of that relevant to this thread? Because as the story goes, he had to wait for an hour -- in his car -- for it to charge before he could leave the premises.

That had to be absolutely infuriating, as well as embarrassing. Wink




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The "corporate" fellas were there waiting for him, apparently with his walking papers.

Why is any of that relevant to this thread? Because as the story goes, he had to wait for an hour -- in his car -- for it to charge before he could leave the premises.



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At least when an ICE car's fuel catches fire, it takes a chain of events (leak of fuel and an ignition source) to occur. Battery fires occur of their own accord through an internal fault.
 
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And now you have scumbags doing this to the charging stations:

Copper Scrappers Target Tesla Superchargers As Metal Prices Soar

No thanks, I'll stick with gas


Cutting the cable on something that can provide 480v and 500 amps. I hope they get what they deserve. A free lesson on conductivity.




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