New electrical incident
He was only 10 days old: VW Multivan with hybrid drive burns down while driving
VW In the future, the VW Multivan will primarily be offered as a hybrid version. One of the new models has now burned out in an incident (VW press photo)
VW discontinues the diesel drive and also uses hybrid for the Bulli. One of the semi-electric Multivans caught fire while driving. The driver was able to save himself. It is not the first incident with a brand new Volkswagen Stromer.
Shortly after a spectacular car park fire caused by a VW ID.4 , and a VW ID that burned down while charging.3 In the Netherlands, it is now catching one of the new electrical stars of VW boss Herbert Diess: On the federal road 192 near Waren an der Muritz (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), a brandy VW Multivan Plug-in Hybrid burned out.This time the vehicle did not burn when loading, but in the middle of the trip: "Shortly before the village, the vehicle was on fire due to a technical defect. The driver still managed to drive the vehicle on the right side of the road and leave the vehicle when the engine compartment and the passenger compartment already burned. This burned out completely. To delete the vehicle, the comrades of the volunteer fire brigades came out of goods, large plasts and Schloen. These could extinguish the fire. They were used with 39 comrades and 6 vehicles", reports the police.
39 firefighters for a burning hybrid bulli
According to the police, the VW Multivan Ehybrid was only on 25. November was admitted, just 10 days old. The drive train is known from the Arteon PHEV, among other things, and combines a 110 kW / 150 PS petrol engine with an 86 kW / 115 PS electric motor, resulting in a system output of 160 kW / 218 PS. A lithium-ion battery supplies the electric motor with power.
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Challenge for the fire department
While insurers assume that e-cars catch fire no more frequently than petrol vehicles, extinguishing battery-powered vehicles has repeatedly proved difficult – mainly because of the enormous water consumption. The batteries must be extinguished with plenty of water and can continue to flare up afterwards, even days after the fire event. In the city of Kulmbach in Baden-Wurttemberg, there was even a temporary ban on parking electric vehicles in underground car parks, but this was lifted again. A few months ago, an electric bus probably caused a devastating fire in a bus depot in Stuttgart .
Electric strategy: Diess throws out the diesel
The VW Bulli is one of the most popular and important models from VW, both in the company car and in the leisure sector and not least among authorities and organizations such as the police and fire brigade. In the future, the popular van should be offered as a hybrid version and no more as a diesel in accordance with VW boss Diess’s electro strategy, apart from a basic motorization. This wants to remove the diesel drive out of the program for all VW models as soon as possible. I recently used a massive increase in petrol and diesel prices to boost the sales of electric cars.
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