How To Tackle EV Fire Misinformation

From Transport Evolved.

Last weekend, a news story broke showing a Tesla Model Y in flames after its owner said the car displayed error messages and then caught fire.

Particularly worrying was the claim that the car had locked its doors, forcing the driver to break the glass to escape. Until the incident report has been published, we won’t know for sure what went on, but here at the channel, we felt it was important to tackle some of the erroneous reporting on this incident – as well as provide some important facts and figures to help tackle EV fire misinformation..

Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Script: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield & Kate Walton-Elliott
Camera: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Produced: Transport Evolved
00:00 Intro
00:00 Introduction
01:45 Subscribe and Support!
02:20 What That Model Y Fire ISN’T
04:23 Preventing EV Fires
05:07 Check your 12V Systems for signs of rodents!
05:56 What you should do
08:51 How EV batteries protect themselves (and you)
10:22 Tackling poor home electrics
11:30 Dedicated charging is now more affordable than ever before!

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