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Tesla car which caught fire

Discussion in 'Access Norton Pub' started by Bernhard, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Bernhard

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  2. kommando

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    Now do you really want to fly in a Dreamliner which uses the same Lithium battery technology, that fire looks bad, it's shooting out like it was from a flamethrower.
     
  3. lazyeye6

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    I recently flew in a Dreamliner and lived to tell about it. An awesome airplane. My friend was riding his segue down the street
    recently at 15 mph when it abruptly stopped, spilling him face first onto the pavement. He got some serious road rash on face,
    arms and legs. It was a lithium batter that ran out of ions with no warning.
     
  4. Tornado

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    Surprised we don't hear of more such fires. Even the ubiquitous cell phones can/will burst into flames if the battery is cracked/pierced/sat on etc.
     
  5. Bernhard

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  7. ludwig

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    Anyone who believes that the future of private transport lies in a 2.5 ton vehicle with a 500 kg battery is dreaming ..
     
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  8. RoadScholar

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    I hope that you are right, I fear that you are not. SkyNet may get here first...
     
  9. Bernhard

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    It’s very likely that he is right, considering that if you made an electric bike running at 72 volts – the amount of batteries required just to give say, a 35-40 mile range would make it almost as heavy as a 1200 Gold Wing!:(
     
  10. Fast Eddie

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    It may be politics, rather than technology, that kills the internal combustion engine.

    I think that when electric vehicles become ‘good enough’ and ‘cheap enough’ to be viable (even if still less good and more costly than combustion engines) governments will force / encourage them to the point that combustion engines become seen as old / dirty throwbacks, like steam engines.

    And anyone daring to bring facts into the argument like the total carbon footprint of their manufacture, or the number of power stations being built to power them, etc will just be shot down as deniers.

    But hey, that’s progress !
     
  11. Bernhard

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  12. Fast Eddie

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    That’s brave of the cave diver. Musk has more money to throw at this than most of us can even contemplate. Sadly, law is not always about who’s right n’ wrong, it’s often about who can hire the best solicitors and who has the most money to throw away with delaying tactics and diversions etc.
     
  13. norton bob

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    Lets hope that proper people make their own minds up and put their money where it can't help the wrongdoer.
     
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