As a dramatic consequence of the hurricane that hit Florida, a strange phenomenon occurs – electric cars spontaneously combust by themselves as a result of being flooded by salty seawater. Firefighters who have their hands full simply can’t get everywhere and are appealing to all owners of electric vehicles affected by the floods to repark them from their garages in an empty space away from buildings or other cars.
A possible chemical reaction of the lithium from the batteries with the sea water is cited as the reason for this. The problem is all the greater that she continues even when the fire is extinguished and the vehicle can burst into flames again in an instant. According to firefighters, putting out a fire caused in this way on electric vehicles can take up to six hours.