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    Corvette at Providence mall bursts into flames, no one injured | Breaking News | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal

    Another one bites the dust...

    On a personal note, there was a car fire in the parking lot where I work. It was a recently purchased used car that was parked (it still had the temporary tags on it) that started smoking then after a few minutes burst into flames. Luckily the fire department arrived soon after to put it out by cutting the hood open and spraying the car with lots of water. I took a video of the event and I'll try to upload it here tomorrow.
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    ICE car fires are boring. Don't sell newspapers.

    But EV fires are interesting, because the press wants the public to believe EVs are dangerous. Just like Thomas Edison executed a whole bunch of animals with AC electricity, to prove how dangerous it was (as if DC cannot kill you!).

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    To date no EV has caught fire without first hitting something... spontaneously combusting is par for the course for ICE...
    http://www.hngn.com/articles/35033/2...urning-suv.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwdiver View Post
    To date no EV has caught fire without first hitting something... spontaneously combusting is par for the course for ICE...
    http://www.hngn.com/articles/35033/2...urning-suv.htm
    No EV from a manufacturer. I believe a few home built EVs have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwdiver View Post
    To date no EV has caught fire without first hitting something... spontaneously combusting is par for the course for ICE...
    http://www.hngn.com/articles/35033/2...urning-suv.htm
    Didn't some Fisker Karma catch fire while being flooded during Sandy? (well, it's a hybrid, not really an EV)

    Just looked it up:

    Fisker loses over 300 Karmas in Sandy floods at Port Newark
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    ICE cars are dangerous.

    Quote Originally Posted by DITB View Post
    Didn't some Fisker Karma catch fire while being flooded during Sandy? (well, it's a hybrid, not really an EV)

    Just looked it up:

    Fisker loses over 300 Karmas in Sandy floods at Port Newark
    They did but so did a bunch of other cars. Salt water not friendly to cars.

    I don't think an EV that was built in a factory has caught fire simply sitting there in a garage without some external event.
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