Electric Vehicles Damaged By Hurricane Ian Are Exploding And Causing Fires

Electric vehicles will help people avoid high gas prices or something.

Jimmy Patronis is Florida’s Chief Financial Officer in which his office is discharged to perform the duties of a state treasurer, fire and insurance commissioner. According to him, electric vehicles are now a fire hazard in the state of Florida. From Fox News:

A top Florida state official warned Thursday that firefighters have battled a number of fires caused by electric vehicle (EV) batteries waterlogged from Hurricane Ian.

EV batteries that have been waterlogged in the wake of the hurricane are at risk of corrosion, which could lead to unexpected fires, according to Jimmy Patronis, the state’s top financial officer and fire marshal. 

“There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian. As those batteries corrode, fires start,” Patronis tweeted Thursday. “That’s a new challenge that our firefighters haven’t faced before. At least on this kind of scale.”

While electric vehicle technology looks good in theory, the reality is something entirely different.

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