Wednesday, February 21, 2024
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Two self-igniting electric vehicles in recent days add new safety and environmental concerns.

Two self-igniting electric vehicles in recent days add new safety and environmental concerns.
In Hanover, Germany, an electric bus caught fire, luckily no passengers. The building near the bus was also damaged in the accident.
Extinguishing such a bus is practically very difficult, even pointless without the necessary specialized equipment, so the police wait for it to burn, only securing the perimeter.
The other incident is from Sacramento, United States, where a Tesla Model S self-ignited while driving, luckily with no injuries. They reportedly used 22,000 liters of water to cool the battery, but the extinguishment itself occurred after the battery and the front of the car burned.

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Video by Hanover, Germany


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Until recently, people are welcomed and strongly encouraged to buy electric cars.

Until recently, people are welcomed and strongly encouraged to buy electric cars. But this trend is reversing extremely quickly. Electric car bans are becoming more and more common.
Following the words of an elite driver from the Davos forum who stated that the elite do not want to use electric cars because they consider them too dangerous. The driver literally stated that these cars (electric cars) are for the common man.

A Norwegian shipping company bans the use of electric cars on its ferries. According to a risk analysis, the risk of ignition of such vehicles is too great.

Havila Shipping CEO Bent Martini said, according to a report by shipping news service TradeWinds, that a risk analysis showed that an EV fire would require a particularly expensive salvage operation. It could not have been secured by the crew on board. Passengers would also be at risk.

The time won't be far when you won't be able to park your electric car in the mall. It's too dangerous for everyone else, including the building itself.

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Already after the first race of the World Rally Championship, the Monte-Carlo Rally, we can say that the 2023 season will be Toyota's season.

Already after the first race of the World Rally Championship, the Monte-Carlo Rally, we can say that the 2023 season will be Toyota's season. The combination of the best car and top level drivers is the most important step towards the 2023 championship.
The top two places in Monte-Carlo went to Toyota and both drivers are WRC champions.
Sebastien Ogier's very strong performance earned him victory in the first race of 2023.
Ogier S. / Landais Vincent took the lead after the first stage and held the top spot throughout. This is a very strong claim for the championship title this season.
Ogier's team-mate Kalle Rovanpera was not as consistent during the race, but still stood at the front and managed to reach second place just 18.8 seconds behind Ogier.
The third place goes to the team of Hyundai and Neuville T. / Wydaeghe M.
Neuville continues to be unconvincing after exiting the track, thankfully with very little loss, as well as an overheated tire and spin problem. But overall the podium is a very good start to the season.
Actually, in the last two days of the competition, there were no changes in the forehead. The tracks remained mostly dry.
Among the other teams, Tänak Ott / Järveoja M. with Ford Puma finished first, as Tanak complained about problems with power steering. Tanak's gap of 2:34.8 is serious, with the other Toyota car crewed by Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott in front of him.
Katsuta T. / Johnston Aaron (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 Hybrid) complete the six.
The Power Stage was won by Rovanperä K. / Halttunen Jonne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 Hybrid), with Ott Tanak just 0.6s behind. in the second position in the stage.
Sordo Dani / Carrera Cándido complained of multiple problems with the hybrid Hyundai i20 N Rally1 and were extremely unhappy with the 7th position.
Gryazin Nikolay / Aleksandrov K. (Škoda Fabia RS Rally2) finished first in RC2, just 4.5 seconds ahead of Rossel Yohan / Dunand Arnaud (Citroën C3 Rally2).
The next race of the championship is Rally Sweden on 9-12 February 2023.

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