TESLA battery fires continue

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Reply
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-29-2021, 08:50 PM
CoachKandSportsguy CoachKandSportsguy is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Marsh Bend
Posts: 825
Thanks: 367
Thanked 790 Times in 340 Posts
Default TESLA battery fires continue

Tesla Model S Catches Fire at Tesla Service Center in Marietta, Georgia - autoevolution

not something I want in my garage
  #2  
Old 09-30-2021, 05:26 AM
Bay Kid's Avatar
Bay Kid Bay Kid is offline
Sage
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The Villages and the Northern Neck on the Chesapeake Bay, VA.
Posts: 4,071
Thanks: 1,053
Thanked 2,098 Times in 825 Posts
Default

Not a fan of battery carts either.
  #3  
Old 09-30-2021, 05:27 AM
FenneyGuy FenneyGuy is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 270
Thanks: 584
Thanked 65 Times in 35 Posts
Default

I would never, ever buy a Tesla.
__________________
Born and raised in Toronto; also lived in Sudbury and Winnipeg while growing up; migrated to Atlanta where I lived for almost 30 years and also spent a year in Milan and two years in Rochester, MN (brrrr).
  #4  
Old 09-30-2021, 06:53 AM
txfan txfan is offline
Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 67
Thanks: 44
Thanked 38 Times in 20 Posts
Default

No problems with either and have both EV car and golf carts. Wouldn’t think of owning gas-powered again.
  #5  
Old 09-30-2021, 07:31 AM
CoachKandSportsguy CoachKandSportsguy is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Marsh Bend
Posts: 825
Thanks: 367
Thanked 790 Times in 340 Posts
Default

There was one house fire within the last year, on the tv news site, when the owners were not home, started in the garage, and the only item which burned was the golf cart. Did not say whether it was gas or electric, but generally gas explodes, and batteries burn. . .
was put out quickly thankfully

good luck to those with batteries. .
  #6  
Old 09-30-2021, 07:32 AM
GrumpyOldMan GrumpyOldMan is offline
Soaring Eagle member
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 2,025
Thanks: 333
Thanked 2,465 Times in 748 Posts
Default

round and round we go...
  #7  
Old 09-30-2021, 07:48 AM
B-flat B-flat is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 652
Thanks: 292
Thanked 394 Times in 131 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FenneyGuy View Post
I would never, ever buy a Tesla.
Plus one!
__________________
E=Fb
The Musical Theory of Relativity
  #8  
Old 09-30-2021, 11:54 AM
Byte1 Byte1 is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: The Villages, FL
Posts: 1,775
Thanks: 8,457
Thanked 2,333 Times in 964 Posts
Default

The older golf carts use lead acid batteries that do not usually burn. The new electric carts are using lithium batteries like the cars and if they are over charged or get overheated, they will burn VERY hot. It's not fun trying to put out a lithium fire and by the time you get it put out, you will likely have nothing left but a blob of molten metal.
__________________
Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.
― Lou Erickson

Last edited by Byte1; 10-01-2021 at 10:39 AM.
  #9  
Old 09-30-2021, 01:27 PM
Dana1963 Dana1963 is online now
Veteran member
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 994
Thanks: 3,055
Thanked 1,082 Times in 446 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Byte1 View Post
The older golf carts use dry cell batteries that do not usually burn. The new electric carts are using lithium batteries like the cars and if they are over charged or get overheated, they will burn VERY hot. It's not fun trying to put out a lithium fire and by the time you get it put out, you will likely have nothing left but a blob of molten metal.
Older golf cards did not use Dry Cell either Lead Acid or AGM (Gel Cell)
  #10  
Old 09-30-2021, 03:14 PM
Brad-tv Brad-tv is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 137
Thanks: 0
Thanked 32 Times in 21 Posts
Default

Yea regular internal combustible engines never go on fire you better stay away from electric vehicles!!
  #11  
Old 09-30-2021, 08:50 PM
CoachKandSportsguy CoachKandSportsguy is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Marsh Bend
Posts: 825
Thanks: 367
Thanked 790 Times in 340 Posts
Default

Reported vehicle explosion at Calverton runway causes five cars to catch fire: cops - RiverheadLOCAL

and another,
  #12  
Old 09-30-2021, 08:51 PM
CoachKandSportsguy CoachKandSportsguy is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Marsh Bend
Posts: 825
Thanks: 367
Thanked 790 Times in 340 Posts
Default

and nnother tonight. .

https://twitter.com/BaltCoVolFire/st...35421771526145
  #13  
Old 09-30-2021, 08:54 PM
GrumpyOldMan GrumpyOldMan is offline
Soaring Eagle member
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 2,025
Thanks: 333
Thanked 2,465 Times in 748 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoachKandSportsguy View Post
And to be fair would you post a link to stories about the 150 ICE cars that catch fire every day? Probably not huh - that is not really news.

More Than 150 Gas Car Fires Per Day — Can We Please Get Serious About Electric Car Battery Fires? | CleanTechnica
  #14  
Old 10-01-2021, 05:01 AM
thevillages2013 thevillages2013 is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 608
Thanks: 373
Thanked 702 Times in 264 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrumpyOldMan View Post
And to be fair would you post a link to stories about the 150 ICE cars that catch fire every day? Probably not huh - that is not really news.

More Than 150 Gas Car Fires Per Day — Can We Please Get Serious About Electric Car Battery Fires? | CleanTechnica
Ok BUT the majority of the ICE (internal combustion engine) fires are the result of an accident but the Tesla fires happen generally with the car parked somewhere unattended maybe charging or maybe not. That’s the damn scary part
  #15  
Old 10-01-2021, 05:08 AM
villageuser villageuser is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 102
Thanks: 337
Thanked 145 Times in 63 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoachKandSportsguy View Post
There was one house fire within the last year, on the tv news site, when the owners were not home, started in the garage, and the only item which burned was the golf cart. Did not say whether it was gas or electric, but generally gas explodes, and batteries burn. . .
was put out quickly thankfully

good luck to those with batteries. .
Which is why they’re telling people not to charge the cars overnight in a closed garage. The cars should be unplugged prior to or when reaching full charge, and best done in open air. I personally won’t get a Tesla unless its workmanship is improved but I am eyeing the EV cars coming up next year. I can’t wait to get one.
Reply

Tags
tesla, battery, fires, continue, garage

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:34 PM.