Hundreds Of Scorching Battery Cells Flying After 100 Mph Tesla Model 3 Crash

Hundreds Of Scorching Battery Cells Flying After 100-Mph Tesla Model 3 Crash

   

Hundreds Of Scorching Battery Cells Flying After 100-Mph Tesla Model 3 Crash

100-mph Tesla Model 3 crash sent hundreds of scorching battery cells flying, started a fire in a house, and took 3 hours to clean up. In Corvallis, Oregon, a Tesla 3 model crashed on Tuesday, losing hot battery cells from the crash site.

Hundreds Of Scorching Battery Cells Flying After 100 Mph Tesla Model 3 Crash
Hundreds Of Scorching Battery Cells Flying After 100 Mph Tesla Model 3 Crash

A nearby glass smashed into two cells – one fell on someone’s arm, while the other landed on the bed and set the sheets on fire, police said.

The Police Department of Corvallis reports that its driver went more than 100 mph and sustained only minor injuries.

Tesla Model 3 Crash Sends Scorching
Tesla Model 3 Crash Sends Scorching

Because of a burning battery, Tesla has been exposed to heat in the past, but an accident in Corvallis, Oregon on Tuesday revealed that electric vehicles could pose a fire threat not just to themselves, but to those around them.

A Model 3 rapidly struck a utility pole in an incident witnessed by The Drive, cut a pole at its base, and spilled car remains from the crash scene, the Corvallis Police Department said in a Facebook post. Model 3 was removed and its battery pack was destroyed and hot battery cells throughout the area were removed.

Two windows of two houses were shattered by battery cells, one falling on someone’s lap, the other landing on the bed and setting fire to the covers, police said.

“A tire tore from the car during the collision and hit the second-floor wall of the apartment complex near the force until a water pipe broke in the wall, smashed the bathroom into the apartment, and flooded the bottom of the apartment, okay,” said the police.

Police believe that when he lost control of a car, struck a power pole, two trees, and a telephone communication box, the driver was driving more than 100 mph. The driver escaped on foot but was discovered nearby with minor injuries and taken to the hospital. DUI, beating and fleeing, malicious mischief, reckless driving, and dangerous neglect are prosecuted by the police.

Police say officials are attempting to recover as many battery cells as possible, spending nearly three hours searching and sweeping them up. But the department advised people on Wednesday to be careful about “potentially dangerous batteries” that can last up to 24 hours and release smoke and harmful chemicals.

In terms of EVs, battery heat is still a problem, and this is more likely to occur when the cell exits its protective pack and cooling device.

Studies have also shown that EVs are less flammable and are potentially statistically cleaner than cars with combustion engines.

It may be evidence of the welfare of a Model 3 passenger that the driver was just mildly burned, but an EV that emits a burning battery into the air and through a windshield does not give good thought to anyone outside the vehicle.

Tesla did not respond to a request for comment immediately.

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