The Problem with Lithium BatteriesFlorida Home That Survived Hurricane Burns to the Ground from EV: ‘A Ticking Time Bomb’
After surviving Hurricane Ian, some homes in Florida are facing a new danger:
electric vehicles catching fire due to their batteries being corroded by the floods.
Rommel tweeted on Monday about a house that had managed to outlast the hurricane, but couldn’t survive the EV fire that later started in the garage.
“Electric vehicles are catching on fire due to electrical system failure caused by saltwater storm surge from Hurricane Ian, catching homes on fire, endangering first responders and FL families. I’m calling on EV companies to partner with us to find solutions. We must take action,” Patronis tweeted.
In a video Patronis shared along with those comments, firefighters can be seen fighting a Tesla fire. A woman is heard saying that the firefighters had already dumped 1,500 gallons of water on the car, but the fire just kept burning.