06 Feb '14, 1am

Learn hidden Tesla Model S safety facts from this first responder video

Learn hidden Tesla Model S safety facts from this first responder video

We all know that crashes can happen in a Tesla Model S . What not all of us know is how to approach a smashed vehicle in such a situation. That's where a new video, Emergency Response To Electric Vehicles , with Brock Archer and Ron Moore from Boron Extrication comes in. The training video, put together with the help of Tesla Motors , does not feature any spectacular crash footage (you can get that here ) but does cover things like demystifying the dangers of an EV that has crashed in a puddle of water, the way an EV's body structure could fracture while being cut and the basics of electricity flowing through a circuit. It also discusses a few pertinent questions: How do the two electrical systems (12V low-voltage system and the high-voltage powertrain system) affect first responders trying to cut their way into the passenger cabin? Do first responders know all of the diff...

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