The Electric obsession is not the Saviour!
Giant batteries are said to be the Planet’s saviour, but be sure you’re well clear when they explode into toxic fireballs that firefighters can’t extinguish.
On the large-scale, it’s the kind of terrifying Tesla moment experienced by locals in Victoria when one of these lithium-ion wonders went up in flames and literally burned for days, because firefighters are unable to extinguish lithium battery fires – see above and our post here.
At the micro-level, these exciting moments in cutting-edge battery technology are being enjoyed by the owners of all Electric Vehicles.
The idea goes that the virtuous owner of a Tesla S, or equivalent, returns home from a hard day at the office, plugs their pride and joy into the specialised powerpoint in their garage and then settles down for the night. Well, that’s the plan, anyway…
Electric vehicle fire catastrophe: It is not a matter of if, but…
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