This BMW i8 was Dropped Right into a Large Container of Water by Firefighters, Right here’s Why – TechEBlog
Photograph credit score: Brandweer Midden- en West-Brabant
This BMW i8 positioned in Breda, Netherlands was dropped into an enormous container of water by the hearth brigade, and it’s not an accident. Merely put, the automobile caught hearth within the showroom, and on account of all of its electronics, all the automobile wanted to be submerged in water to make sure that nothing else would catch hearth after the bigger flames had been extinguished. This sports activities automobile is a hybrid powered by a three-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine paired with an 11.6 kWh battery powering an electrical motor to produced a mixed 369 horsepower. Learn extra for pictures earlier than it took the dive.
“Such excessive lengths are typically wanted as a result of it takes a whole lot of water to place battery fires out, or about 3,000 gallons by Tesla’s estimation, and the fires can linger for as much as a day. There’s additionally wires that firefighters shouldn’t minimize (the orange ones, as a result of these are the high-voltage ones) and fixed menace of reignition,” reviews Jalopnik.