An 18-year-old Florida teenager and his friend crashed a Model S Tesla driving nearly 70 miles over the speed limit. Both died on impact and the Tesla erupted in flames so fierce that nearly 300 gallons of water were needed to subdue the fire.
While a harrowing event on its own, a new report released by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board points to a safety hazard in the Model S battery that could put first responders unfamiliar with lithium-ion battery fires at risk. According to the report, while firefighters were removing the razed car from the scene, the Tesla’s lithium-ion battery reignited two more times.
“They [the firefighters] extinguished the vehicle fire using 200–300 gallons of water and foam,” the report reads. “Small portions of the lithium-ion high-voltage battery had separated from the vehicle, and — though there was no visible fire — they applied water and foam to the debris. During the loading of the car for removal from the scene, the battery reignited and was quickly extinguished. Upon arrival at the storage yard, the battery reignited again. A local fire department responded to the storage yard and extinguished the fire.
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