By Tiffany Layne
Many states lack the power grid to support an all electric fleet of vehicles. The replacement cost of the batteries is astronomical. And now, owners must fear the possibility that their car could actually EXPLODE!
I know what you’re thinking, “fat chance”, right? Obviously this sounds like something straight out of a movie scene. But I assure you, this isn’t science fiction. This is cold hard fact.
Fox News explains:
A top Florida state official warned Thursday that firefighters have battled a number of fires caused by electric vehicle (EV) batteries waterlogged from Hurricane Ian.
EV batteries that have been waterlogged in the wake of the hurricane are at risk of corrosion, which could lead to unexpected fires, according to Jimmy Patronis, the state’s top financial officer and fire marshal.
“There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian. As those batteries corrode, fires start,” Patronis tweeted Thursday. “That’s a new challenge that our firefighters haven’t faced before. At least on this kind of scale.”
“It takes special training and understanding of EVs to ensure these fires are put out quickly and safely,” he continued in a follow-up tweet. “Thanks to [North Collier Fire Rescue] for their hard work.”
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