Author Topic: Tesla Model S Bursts Into Flames After "Horrific" Crash, Killing Two Men Trapped  (Read 144 times)

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-09/tesla-model-s-bursts-flames-after-horrific-crash-killing-two-men-trapped-inside

I have a friend whom is a fireman who said he wont touch them if there is an accident. There is all kinds of special bullshit you have to do to deactivate the power. Very dangerous.

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 Li-ion batteries are very dangerous when hit.

I use them every day in very high powered torches, they are not a joke. Just one is enough to set things on fire. The vehicle has a thousand of them or so. Or more.
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Good to know. Thanks for posting. I didn't know about that danger.

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Just look it up on youtube

Li-ion battery fire

Or Primary CR123A fire
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A few months ago, I bought a replacement Li-on battery for my watch.  The regulations for packaging that tiny battery are incredible.  As I recall, the package added another $15.00 to the cost.

I've read several stories of lithium ion batteries catching fire.  Including aircraft batteries on Boeing's newest airliner, the 787, and hoverboard batteries.  Getting Li-on battery technology right has proven to be nearly impossible.

Here's an article pointing out that once a Li-on battery catches fire, it's almost impossible to put it out until after it's discharged.  The Tesla is every bit as bad as the Pinto fiasco decades ago.

http://www.market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=233457

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The infamous Samsung note 7 had that issue, and because the batteries are no longer removable, they had to recall the whole phone. If there are signs of an imminent fire, no longer possible to just take out the damn thing. So you lose your files as well.
double stupid

then there was that laptop fire some years ago.

and the icing on the cake is, the fumes are deadly. Hydrochrolic acid and sheet.Just one battery is enough to damage you, imagine several thousand in that car. It's not the fire, it's the fumes.
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