The battery compartment of a Tesla “spontaneously” caught fire on a highway Saturday, according to a Sacramento Metro Fire District tweet. The automobile was in flames.
According to officials, the Tesla Model S was moving at “freeway speeds” when the fire started. The front of the car is substantially damaged, as seen in the Sacramento Metro Fire District pictures below.
The images also demonstrate how workers raised the vehicle to reach the battery compartment. There were no alleged injuries in this occurrence.
Firefighters are seen extinguishing the blaze on the shoulder of eastbound Highway 50 and Sunrise Boulevard in Rancho Cordova in a video that the authorities published, which you can view at the top of this article.
The crews utilized about 6,000 liters of water to douse the flames. According to officials, Tesla’s battery cells continued to catch fire, which is why they needed to use so much water.
Sacramento firefighters were alerted to a Tesla fire at a wrecking yard last summer. Crews had to place the car, which had been in an accident three weeks previously, in a small hole filled with water to prevent the battery compartment from rekindling the fire despite numerous attempts to do so. On the fire, crews used around 4,500 gallons of water.
When a Tesla battery caught fire in October after being immersed in hurricane floodwaters, Florida firemen used almost 1,500 gallons of water to douse the flames. According to Nexstar’s WFLA, one of many electric cars was disabled after Hurricane Ian passed through.
According to Nexstar’s WTAJ, Pennsylvania firemen had to use 12,000 gallons of water in November to launch a Tesla Model S fire that had started after hitting roadside debris.
Electric vehicle fires provide a more challenging challenge for fire responders than conventional combustion engine fires that use gasoline, according to Sacramento Metro Fire Captain Parker Wilbourn, who spoke to Nexstar’s KTXL in August.
The following battery, the next battery, and the following battery are all preheated when one battery catches fire. According to Wilbourn, it starts a fire, which sets off a series of events.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also looking into a different Tesla-related event that occurred on Thanksgiving Day in California, closed a portion of a road, and wounded 16 individuals, including eight minors.
A Tesla Model was shown in a video by the authorities going into the fast lane on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco before abruptly stopping. An eight-car pileup resulted from the sudden acceleration, which occurred while the car was in Full Self-Driving mode.
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