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Thread: Converted Nissan EV cause of fire onboard "Pearl of Scandinavia"

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    Yeah right...

    This type of cover-up is a set back to ev safety progress. AFuture needs to explain in detail what event caused this fire, be honest. It wasn't the plug, the cord or the mismatch of the ships power (circuit breaker protection). The car obviously over-charged, most likely due to improper charger parameters.

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    Jack Rickard of EVTV speculates that a faulty Battery Management System failed to shut down the Brusa Charger, which is an expensive well controlled unit on it's own, unless a BMS connected through the CAN bus takes over and makes it dumb. Of course Jack thinks every EV fire is the result of a BMS....

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    the resultes from the fire department clear the home made power cable
    and put the blame on the batteri in the car, but unfortunately they can not say way the fire startet, do to the destructive force of the fire
    http://politiken.dk/indland/ECE12203...ver-uopklaret/

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    This appears to be a Roadster charging on the Harwich-Hook of Holland ferry on Feb 9th. So some are getting away with it despite the supposed ban!

    Remotion Tesla op de boot naar UK on Twitpic






    There was an new owner that was intending to take his car to Germany this way too. I hope they allowed him to charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Petersen View Post
    the resultes from the fire department clear the home made power cable
    and put the blame on the batteri in the car, but unfortunately they can not say way the fire startet, do to the destructive force of the fire
    http://politiken.dk/indland/ECE12203...ver-uopklaret/
    Either way, that's very bad news for the company that did the conversion. Are they still in business?? Their website seems to no longer exist.
    Domain afutureev.com hosted by DanDomain - www.dandomain.dk
    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    "by the Danish company Afuture"

    Doesn't sound like they have much of Afuture.

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    This was done last year, before the fire.

    it's in dutch:
    Een elektrische road trip.... | The New Motion | Elektrisch rijden kan!

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    hi

    yes Afuture.dk closed up shop some time last year
    as the business case suffered from to much bad press

    and with the new information, it kind of sound like they tried to blame the home made cable
    in an attempt to move focus away from the bad design of there battery pack

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    I can't help but wonder if it wasn't a matter of condensation shorting out BMS wires. The Racing Green Endurance team had a fire they attributed to that. Luckily, they were right there when the fire started and able to put it out before it destroyed their car. It happened in Columbia after they removed the car from its (presumably less humid) shipping container.

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    Just had confirmation from a dutch Leaf owner that he was able to charge at 16A with a CEE plug on the P&O Ferries Europoort (Rotterdam) to Hull route. That's interesting because when I wrote to P&O back in January they said it wasn't possible. Maybe this prompted a change of heart.

    If any dutch Roadster owners fancy coming over to the UK for a tour, Hull is within easy driving range of the Nottingham HPC.


    Here's the car in England's Peak District:


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