28 Oct '13, 5pm

Second Tesla Model S fire caught on video after Mexico crash

First understand, to make a car move, you have to have lots and lots of stored energy. Be it electric, gas, steam, etc. A rapid release of stored energy can be a problem for any system. No system will be without potential problems. So what happens with a Tesla/Lithium Ion battery fire? Two things... First, if the current theory on the first Tesla fire is correct (a piece of metal punctured the battery shield, and got into the batteries), then you will have a short circuit between two or more cells, and poof - fire. The short circuit is bad, and why your house has either fuses or circuit breakers. They are not there to keep you alive if you touch a wire (that is what the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, or GFCI is there for), but to keep your house from burning down. Hence, putting a penny in a fuse socket is a really bad idea. Secondly, I do not know the exact chemical co...

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