[LINK] Electric car disposal
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Wed Jul 4 08:32:44 AEST 2018
On 03/07/18 08:38, Kim Holburn wrote:
> There are standard ways of fighting fires with various fuels. ...
See "Here's What Firefighters Do To Extinguish A Battery Fire On A Tesla
Tesla prove details instructions for each model car to First Responders:
The instructions say to "USE WATER TO FIGHT A HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY
FIRE". Normally water would not be used on an electrical fire, but "It
can take approximately 3,000 gallons of water, applied directly to the
battery, to fully extinguish and cool down a battery fire" and "Due to
potential re-ignition, a Model S that has been involved in a submersion,
fire, or a collision that has compromised the high voltage battery
should be stored in an open area ...".
Cars in Australia using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed
Natural Gas (CNG) are required to have a warning label on the
numberplate. Perhaps electric cars should have something similar, along
with a QR code for the first responder information.
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