Source: The Detroit News
quote: Then there is the matter that gasoline cars are far more likely to catch fire after or as the result of a collision than an electric car.
quote: don't bother posting fire statistics of gas cars because that will provide ZERO comparison between gas and EV's.
quote: Hell, I saw a car catch fire after they ran over a shredded tractor trailer tire and ruptured their gas tank which then poured down onto a hot exhaust.
quote: Not sure how you think that link applies.
quote: Don't be an idiot...
quote: a Tesla spokesperson said the fire resulted because the car “collided with a large metallic object in the middle of the road, causing significant damage to the vehicle,” adding that “Because each module within the battery pack is, by design, isolated by fire barriers to limit any potential damage, the fire in the battery pack was contained to a small section in the front of the vehicle.”
quote: Tesla spokeswoman Liz Jarvis-Shean said the fire was caused by a large metallic object hitting one of the battery pack’s modules
quote: The Tesla battery needs better shielding or a more sheltered position in the car.
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