A Tesla spontaneously combusted earlier Saturday in Sacramento while being driven on a freeway, authorities reported.
Metro Fire of Sacramento said around 4 p.m., the Tesla S Model was driving eastbound on Highway 50 and not speeding when its battery compartment suddenly caught fire.
Tesla in Sacramento spontaneously combusts on freeway.
Officials said no injuries were reported but that around 6000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the flames. Two fire engines, a water tender, and a ladder truck were used to help put out the fire.
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redsee on January 30th, 2023 at 03:52 UTC »
This is surreal - my brother and I drove past this wreck yesterday. The highway patrol who cordoned off the lanes looked confused as Hell, it's nice to know why.
beefer on January 30th, 2023 at 02:01 UTC »
"...the NHTSA researchers, and the study was issued in October 2017. The report concluded, "...ignition of flammable electrolytic solvents used in Li-ion battery systems are anticipated to be somewhat comparable to or perhaps slightly less than those for gasoline or diesel vehicular fuels..." so yes, EVs catch fire too.
Thetimmybaby on January 29th, 2023 at 23:29 UTC »
So just driving normally and suddenly on fire. That seems totally safe.