Elon Musk wanted to make e-car batteries safe: the new Tesla torches anyway

Tesla Model S Plaid

Elon Musk wanted to make e-car batteries safe: the new Tesla torches anyway

Elon Musk wanted to make e-car batteries safe: the new Tesla torches anyway-musk
Tesla Elon Musk wanted to make e-car batteries safe: the new Tesla torches anyway

In the United States, a brand new Tesla Model S Plaid has caught fire. The circumstances that could happen are still unclear. Tesla works with high pressure on new batteries that should be safer.

In a suburb of the US city of Philadelphia in the east coast state of Pennsylvania, a brand new Tesla Model S Plaid was a victim of the flames at the end of June. Two extinguishing vehicles took around 90 minutes to extinguish the fire and cool the wreck. Although the fire brigade was quickly on site, there wasn’t much left of the electric car. Only on the front wheels and the front spoiler it can be seen that it was a model s Plaid.

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Since the delivery of the new model S Plaid only began in the USA a few weeks ago, it can be assumed that the vehicle was relatively new. The local police and fire brigade assert that vehicles, whether combustion engine or electric car, usually only caught fire after accidents or while driving. There are still no findings on the circumstances that the Tesla fire has occurred. The police do not exclude arson either.

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Electrical Elon Musk wanted to make e-car batteries safe: the new Tesla torches anyway

Experts from the automotive and insurance industry have so far not been able to find any difference between the frequency of vehicle fires between combustion engines and electric cars. However, the fire brigades face new challenges when deleting electric cars, since the batteries have to be cooled in a fire and then before the car is considered to be deleted. In the case of Tesla vehicles, the company also works with high pressure on a new type of battery cells that should be more efficient and safer. The 4680 battery cells are currently still in development.

New batteries planned for many models

Therefore, the top model Tesla Model S Plaid+ was most likely, as this should be equipped with the new 4680 battery cells. The upcoming Tesla vehicles such as the Semi, Cybertruck and Roadster should also drive with the new batteries and cannot be delivered before their series production.

Experts argue about how big the fire risk of the electricity is actually. Among other things, Tesla always claims that their cars would burn much less often than gasoline vehicles. Some studies confirm this. Others, on the other hand, do not, such as the IIHS report of the US insurers via vehicles from the model year 2016 to 2018. In relation to the registration figures, it became apparent: The Elektro-SUV Tesla Model X burned much more frequently than a Porsche Cayenne, The fire risk after Jeep Renegade was the number two of the risk list. The Limousine Tesla Model S is worse than a Mercedes E-Class.Insurance experts from the Alliance point out that the fire risk always correlates with age and therefore there would be no meaningful data in the still young electric cars. Therefore, they assume that the risk will adapt to that of hybrids and petrol or diesel cars over time.This article was written by Christian Lutz
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14 thoughts on “Elon Musk wanted to make e-car batteries safe: the new Tesla torches anyway”

  1. I’ve already had a lot of cars
    Burning. Almost every year on a long vacation trip. Maybe the great heat was too … Blame, I don’t know. But I know with certainty, there were no e-cars yet. The fact that Tesla may claim that your cars are the safest cars is definitely due to the fact that all simulated accidents from the front, back, from the side, half -offset with sharp objects never occurred with a fire. On the contrary, the stiff and well -protected battery protects the occupants, especially in the case of side accidents. Nevertheless, I would like to point out that driving from all means of transport is most dangerous.

  2. And if an impulse acts on the battery?
    Very likely in the accident. Do you know how much around (millionth) the electrodes are apart? The smallest failure triggers a chain reaction. Quite apart from mechanical stress or even a short circuit. The reality is usually different from test scenarios, I wouldn’t rely on it. See current report by the Bodenheim fire brigade. The battery was very small..

  3. Because it
    Huge differences in fire behavior and the risk of burning in the car at an electric car is many times higher. Through greater heat development also Z.B. There are much greater damage in underground garages and parking garages.

  4. Cars without mechanical
    Building door locks is permitted? There is extremely questionable. I am surprised that this should be permissible.

  5. @Reynolds exactly, forbid everything that is not
    ideology -compliant. This is exactly a very typical appearance of the e-disciples, because otherwise there would be no market for these vehicles. Subsidies and tax exemption appear unjustified and should be abolished. The competition must not in favor of one "alternative" Technology are distorted.

  6. Li batteries,
    will always have the problem that there can be a short circuit. The higher the capacity with the same volume, the higher the risk of short circuit.—— with increasing e vehicle existing in Germany, the danger will increase. –- There will be more burning vehicles in the future, especially in the event of accidents due to the high kinetic energy. In terms of construction, this can only be reduced with high effort and costs, i.e. not for affordable vehicles. I think the vehicle developers have to ensure that in such a case you can get the occupants out of the car quickly.

  7. Beautiful new technology
    I didn’t want to be involved in any electric car in an accident. The question always arises – how quickly do I get out of the vehicle? Diesel usually inflies slowly due to the high flaming point. A battery can suddenly release energy if things are going badly. In any case, we will be enthusiastic if the fire brigade takes a long time to extinguish and the traffic jams caused are getting longer and longer. As far as I know, there are still secret which fabrics are released into the air or in the extinguishing water. There can also be a big surprise.

  8. Is a good point, the contaminated extinguishing water
    penetrates into the soil so that it into the groundwater. The extinguishing water must be disposed of as poison waste, which works with the water in the abandoning container. And how will it "disposed"? In Gorleben? Before the vehicle subsides in the container, there is already a large amount of extinguishing water in the ground, perhaps also in the sewage system. What about it? E-disciples will claim that it would be healthy, I am sure

  9. The higher the…
    …Performance of such a battery, the more dangerous it becomes. The energy conservation rate wants it that way! The Tesla engineers probably have no idea of the energy conservation set. A slight deformation of the fully charged battery (z.B. Due to an accident) resulting in a tiny crack in the membrane in the battery, a local short circuit (hot spot) is already formed, which exploses a chain reaction. I never get into such a car!!!

  10. E-cars
    are a danger not only for road traffic, but also for the inmates in the electric car and that’s why such a car is out of the question for me, because a fire extinguisher is superfluous because it is not.

  11. fire and flame
    You have to see it that way. The number of electric cars is still very low in relation to the tens of millions of combustion engines, but the battery cars burn much more often than diesel and gasoline cars. The future will show where the journey is going, electricity or diesel and petrol.

  12. What
    is often kept secret: when the battery is involved in the fire, then the chance of survival is zero. With a combustion engine, they have at least one minute, usually a lot more, time to save or be saved.

  13. Maybe be
    that e-cars do not burn more often than burners in relation. In any case, however, the fires are significantly more complex, they are also more dangerous because of poisonous. The increased expenses of fire fighting also cause significantly higher costs. In addition, fire departments have to buy additional equipment. That will be reflected in insurance premiums. Nobody thinks that an insurance company simply swallows something like this permanently. This is only a matter of time until it is reacted accordingly. In the long run, however, I also think that e-cars are not more insecure than combustion engines. The technology is developing further. The difference in the elaborate fire fighting remains natural.

  14. Pay the additional equipment of the fire departments
    Not the e-drivers, who do not pay taxes for their subsidized vehicles. We pay for it! Why do you do not act according to the cause of the cause, those for which this additional equipment is purchased, also pay for it. Their insurance should also pay the costs for decontamination of the ground and groundwater, as well as for the disposal of the water in the container.


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