Check Out How Firefighters Extinguished A BMW i8 On Fire
March 28th, 2019
Along with the new technology of electric cars comes a new set of problems. Particularly for emergency crews. The battiers are extremely flammable so if they do catch fire, it's a doozy. A fire department in the Netherlands had to think on their feet when a BMW i8 started smoking. Their solution included a crane and a portablet tank of water.
Employees at a local car showroom noticed a high-end BMW i8 smoking inside of the garage and immediately drove the car outside while calling the fire department. When firefighters arrived they brought a large crane and portable dumpster-size tub of water.
The car was immersed in the tank filled because extinguishing it the 'normal' way can be difficult and for the next 24 hours, the car stayed right there in the tank.