EV Catches Fires in Home Garage, Then Sounds “Like an Aircraft Had Crashed”

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If you haven’t already heard, electric vehicles are not all they are cracked up to be. For starters, they have increasingly been the cause of death by fire throughout the world.
A recent example of this took place in Boulder, Colorado, when an EV suddenly began smoking and then burst into flames, then completely exploding moments later.

According to KMGH-TV, Boulder Fire-Rescue crews were called to a home on Emerald Road around 6 a.m. on Saturday. Reports said that the electrical vehicle was smoking in the home’s garage.

By the time firefighters had arrived at the home, the situation had grown substantially worse, as the EV had then actually caught on fire and exploded, filling the house with smoke and causing an evacuation of the neighborhood.

One of those neighbors, Skip Miller, who lives next door, remembered, “It sounded like an aircraft had crashed right here and exploded.”

It took fire crews several hours to vent out the home and safely remove all of the vehicle’s remains from the garage.

Luckily, in this instance, no one was seriously injured.

As I’ve said many times, EVs are not a bad idea, in theory. And they very well may be the future of the transportation industry.

But right now, they seem to cause more problems than they are worth.