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Washed Tesla S #762470
25/11/22 04:38 PM
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Mandello del Lario
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This is what a Tesla looks like after it has been washed with 45 thousand litres of water

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Fox News

Apparently this one caught fire after the car ran over some object on the road. The driver managed to pull to the side of the road and he and his family managed to get out before they suffered any serious consequences.

Apparently there have been a number of cases of flood affected EVs catching fire too.


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Re: Washed Tesla S [Re: Gambalunga] #762471
25/11/22 04:42 PM
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Is water the ideal fire quenching medium on a Tesla [Linked Image]


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Re: Washed Tesla S [Re: Gambalunga] #762479
25/11/22 05:03 PM
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I suppose that if they were at a major airport foam fire trucks may have been available but as I understand it about all that they can do is pump on heaps of water in an effort to cool it all down.


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Re: Washed Tesla S [Re: Gambalunga] #762489
25/11/22 05:45 PM
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UK fire brigades are buying purpose built truck mounted tanks to drop EV’s into when they catch fire, I can’t find the link to the UK one at the mo, but here’s how the Dutch do it: https://www.motor1.com/news/315476/bmw-i8-fire-reponse-netherlands/


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Re: Washed Tesla S [Re: Gambalunga] #762503
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I'd heard that too, plus a 24 hour soak time as well!


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Re: Washed Tesla S [Re: Gambalunga] #762510
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Me too - there was a program on telly a while back and reignition is a major issue with these things and at the time the Fire Brigade advise was to let it burn itself out.


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Re: Washed Tesla S [Re: +8Rich] #762517
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Originally Posted by +8Rich
Me too - there was a program on telly a while back and reignition is a major issue with these things and at the time the Fire Brigade advise was to let it burn itself out.

A good strategy wink

Then they could sue the owner for collateral damage, making a bad choice etc. Just saying innocent


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Re: Washed Tesla S [Re: Gambalunga] #762520
25/11/22 09:16 PM
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I have a colleague who has a car junkyard in Pau. A TESLA caught fire several times. Firefighters brought in a dumpster full of water and submerged the car for a long time. Now they don't know what to do with the polluted water. doh

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Re: Washed Tesla S [Re: Gambalunga] #762522
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Zero emissions ev technology at its best


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Re: Washed Tesla S [Re: Gambalunga] #762568
26/11/22 03:51 PM
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I watched a video of a damaged Tesla where the battery was damaged. It was left alone and soon the batteries were bubbling. They immersed the wreckage in a big water filled skip. It took a few days for all battery activity to stop.
Li-ion batteries can flare up with intense heat if damaged. Look on you tube examples. That sis why fire services have to lethe car burn. Such intense fire. Plus danger of electrocution.
What might be an additional danger is exiting a damaged EV and creating a ground connection. It is why F1 drivers are sometimes told to jump off the car.


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