The EV industry witnessed yet another peculiar fire incident involving a Tesla Model X, as the vehicle unexpectedly descended a boat ramp and caught fire underwater. This occurrence serves as a stark reminder of the potential risks associated with the battery structure of electric vehicles.
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UPDATE: Tesla Model X Catches Fire After Becoming Fully Submerged In Waterhttps://t.co/cUpU3QF0ng pic.twitter.com/rfHgtEKB0w
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In Hollywood, Florida, a recent fire incident involving a Tesla Model X took place, reports GizmoChina. The unfortunate event unfolded when a couple witnessed their cherished electric vehicle sliding down a trailer connected to their boat.
The driver of the Model X was attempting to launch a jet ski into the water, but as the jet ski entered the water, an unexpected rise in temperature occurred.
Consequently, the woman driving the car found herself trapped inside as warning messages started appearing on the dashboard. Thankfully, her husband promptly came to her aid and successfully helped her exit the vehicle.
Usually saltwater related EV fires happen AFTER the vehicle is no longer in that saltwater.
If this EV had a malfunction before going in the water.
Then this fire might therefore have happened regardless of it going in the waterhttps://t.co/UttZOOKPr5
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According to a report from the Hollywood Professional Firefighters, the car slipped into the inter-coastal waters due to loss of traction and subsequently experienced a short circuit with its electronics caused by the saltwater.
The resulting fire burned for a prolonged period, even underwater, until it eventually extinguished itself. The car was then carefully loaded onto a specialized carrier and taken to the Impound lot where it will be kept under observation and isolated due to the potential for reignition.
The evacuation of the Model X was carried out successfully and there have been no reports of any injuries resulting from the incident. As of now, Tesla has not issued any official statement regarding the fire incident involving the Model X.
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