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a gasoline tank has 10 times more combustion energy than our battery pack. Moreover, the Model S battery pack also has internal firewalls between the 16 modules and a firewall between the battery pack and passenger compartment.
originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: shawmanfromny
Gasoline engine's can and do catch fire while parked due to faultiy/broken wiring too.
So by your logic never park next to any other vehicle.
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Edumakated
And...once gasoline is lowered to the point below ignition it will not reignite without an ignition source.
The same cannot be said for a lithium ion battery because it is it's own ignition source, and has more than enough potential energy to reignite a fire...which is clearly visible in the 3rd video the OP posted. In that case the car caught back on fire twice requiring over an hour and forty minutes of continuous water to extinguish.
Imagine if a Tesla plant, or a lithium ion battery plant caught on fire...there's probably not enough water in CA to put it out!
originally posted by: ausername
Tesla should sell them cheaper with batteries not included to avoid liability issues.
Batteries must be purchased separately from 3rd party manufacturers and professionally installed by certified independent experts.
If it explodes or burns can't blame Tesla!