Fire brigade cannot delete burning electric BMW – only the immersion bath remains
Volunteer fire brigade Alpen A burning electric BMW is immersed in a container filled with water
Again a burning electric car has ensured a spectacular fire service. Because the service BMW of a mayor in North Rhine-Westphalia could not be extinguished, the fire brigade had to put it in a diving bathroom.
Electric car fires mean a bigger problem for the fire brigade than with gasoline vehicles, because battery fires can hardly be extinguished. The only way out will then remain a container filled with water.The most recent incident occurred in mid-April in Alps (North Rhine-Westphalia). "RP online" reports: "Mayor Thomas Ahls, driven by an electric motor, kept the volunteer fire brigade in Alps in suspense in the morning. It was only around noon that the danger was banned after a very spectacular commitment to the town hall. The car, which is no longer operated, swims in a container on the municipality’s building yard on BOnninghardt."
Again and again explosions in the battery
The Alps volunteer fire brigade had their hands full. In the operational report you can read: "In the course of use, there was repeated explosive reactions of the battery, which made an enlargement of the danger area necessary. As a result, the neighboring discounter including the parking lot was cleared by the police, the site was cordoned off and controlled houses in the direct area." The Duisburg fire brigade finally had to move up with a crane car so that the smoking BMW could be dipped in a container filled with water. There the Stromer had to cool down for 72 hours – and the fire brigade regularly one "Fire guard" carry out.
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The fire problem with electric cars should grow strongly in the future, but this is not necessarily justified by the increasing number of vehicles. Because experts appreciate the risk of fires in the event. However, the much greater effort when deleting is problematic From enormous water consumption to the necessary equipment including crane and container, while a normal car can be deleted much faster and can then be easily removed without the risk of new inflammation. 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.A few months ago, two cities in southern Germany have banned entry for electric cars in underground garages. The main headlines made the preliminary ban in the city of Kulmbach. Politicians, including the city’s CSU parliamentary group, then put pressure on the block. Safety concerns are not a reason for entry bans, since experts would have found that there are no increased risks compared to other vehicle fires.
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