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Electric Kona explodes in Canada, how?

Electric Kona explodes in Canada, how?

My understanding is limited, but does anyone here have an idea how a battery could explode with enough force to blow off a garage door?

I’ve seen two articles on it so far, and were there a gas line in the area I’m certain that would have been mentioned. There was even a photo where the front of the Kona was really burnt up.

https://electrek.co/2019/07/27/hyundai-kona-ev-explodes-garage-blowing-d...

There’s a Fox article on it out today saying an update is expected this week from Transport Canada. That article also takes a shot at Tesla saying the Kona gets 258 miles on a full charge ‘which is more than some Teslas offer.’ Nice.

Back to the boom- After watching the movie Stuber I’m wondering if there was a LPG tank in the front!

PrescottRichard | 2019年7月30日

Credit where credit is due- Fox’s headline is ‘Garage door blown off in possible electric car explosion.’

finman100 | 2019年7月30日

since they can't say Tesla in this case, it's just another e-car. too funny.

Clicks for Hyundai? nope

Clicks for ANYTHING Tesla? yep, in spades.

so let's make sure Tesla is in the article in some fashion. fail.

TeslaTap.com | 2019年7月30日

Maybe Hyundai was able to reduce costs by using thousands of discarded Galaxy 7 batteries. They only blow up once in a while.

Mike83 | 2019年7月30日

I thought it was the gas vehicles that have fire issues. Strange they have so many issues.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/hyundai-recall-engine-fire-kia/