Tesla Catches Fire While Being Driven on Highway; “Thousands of gallons were used in extinguishment.”

By B.N. Frank

All electric vehicles (EV) are prone to fires that are difficult to extinguish (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) – not just Tesla’s.  Nevertheless, Tesla fires seem to be getting the most attention, perhaps due to the company’s vehicles also having problematic self-driving (autonomous) features.

From Zero Hedge:

By Tyler Durden

President Biden’s green new world of more electric vehicles on US highways might result in increasing lithium fires — if that’s because of a crash or perhaps a “spontaneous” battery fire.

The latest incident occurred on Saturday when a Model S “spontaneously” burst into flames on a California freeway.

On Saturday, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District tweeted footage of a Tesla Model S engulfed in flames.

“The fire was extinguished with approx 6,000 gallons of water, as the battery cells continued to combust,” the fire department said.

Several years ago, we pointed out one Tesla fire took at least 20 tons of water to extinguish. For some context, it only takes 3 tons of water to put out a gasoline car fire.

Traditional fire extinguishers, such as foam and water, are ineffective at extinguishing lithium fires. A class-D dry powder extinguisher is certified for combating battery fires, though many fire departments across the country are not prepared to fight battery fires.

Tesla states in a firefighting manual that “large amounts of water” are needed to extinguish a car battery fire. It even said these fires could last as long as 24 hours.

Someone might need to explain to Biden and his administration that the shift to EVs isn’t as “ESG-friendly” as it’s perceived to be.

Of course, in addition to fires, there are numerous other issues associated with all EVs including:

  • EVs have cybersecurity risks
  • Charging EVs threatens power grids (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and medical implants
  • Oversized EVs create increased road safety risks
  • Mining for EV battery ingredients IS NOT eco-friendly (see 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • EV batteries are difficult and expensive to recycle (see 1, 2)
  • EVs emit high levels of biologically and environmentally harmful electromagnetic and wireless radiation (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Also worth considering before investing in an EV

Nevertheless, EVs still have many proponents including the Biden Administration which continues to fund their manufacturing, maintenance, and operation while promoting EVs as eco-friendly.  Maybe someday they will be but not today.


Activist Post reports regularly about EVs and unsafe technologies.  For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:

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