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11 Tons Of Water And “Special Container” Used To Extinguish Burning Tesla In Austria

Just because the NHTSA has started to perk up its ears, doesn’t mean that Teslas haven’t stopped going up in flames all over the world. The most recent example comes from Austria, where after a Tesla was involved in an accident and caught fire, firefighters had to use a special container to transport the remains of the vehicle and the battery. 

In order to put out the fire, the street had to be closed and fire authorities had to bring in a container user to cool the vehicle. The container held 11,000 liters (11 tons) of water and was designed to eliminate the biggest risk in an EV accident which is the battery catching fire.

Here is the problem: according to the article, some 11,000 liters of water are needed to finally extinguish a burning Tesla but an average fire engine only carries around 2,000 liters of water.  And the vehicle can ‘re-ignite’ up to three days later.

If a Tesla is parked in an attached garage when it catches fire, you will lose that house.  Guaranteed…

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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3 Responses to Tesla

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Maybe Teslas should be parked in a Water Tank

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    • Shouldn’t someone be asking the question, is there enough Rare Earths and Lithium in the world to replace all the cars and trucks now out there?
      Answer is, probably not. But the Elites end game is to put the peasants back to trudging along the side of the road and doffing their caps when a member of the Elites hums by in their electric chariot.

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