janno
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Delivery Date: 05 Feb 2014
Location: Estonia

Crashed taxi Leaf in Estonia - pics

Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:20 am

Some pictures are available of a car crash that was caused today by electric taxi in Tartu, Estonia:
http://tartu.postimees.ee/2830457/fotod ... viis-autot
As written in the article, Leaf crashed into parked cars in the zone of 20 km/h speed limit. Judging by the pictures, the speed must have been at least double of that...
The article is in Estonian and not readable for English-speaking community, but you can see 14 pics of the crash by clicking on the picture.

BR,
Janno
Red Estonian Leaf, delivered Feb 2014. Consumption: http://www.spritmonitor.de/en/detail/622240.html

Yogi62
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Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:29 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Apr 2013
Leaf Number: 405771
Location: Boston

Re: Crashed taxi Leaf in Estonia - pics

Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:41 am

Looks to me that it hit the rear of the first car it hit and drive it forward at least 20 feet and closing up all the gaps between the next four cars.

In picture 2 you can see the outline of where the parked car was and the light green glass from where the back window shattered and moved forward and landing in the parking spot where the car was.

20 km? 40-50, or he had a medical condition and kept his foot on the accelerator and kept pushing. IF that was the case, I wonder at what point the motor would cut out?

janno
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Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:02 am
Delivery Date: 05 Feb 2014
Location: Estonia

Re: Crashed taxi Leaf in Estonia - pics

Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:48 am

Yogi62,
You are probably very close to what happened in your description. As witnesses say the car was accelerating heavily before the accident, so it could refer to a medical condition.
I assume that the motor cuts out after receiving "crash" signal from airbag sensors?
Red Estonian Leaf, delivered Feb 2014. Consumption: http://www.spritmonitor.de/en/detail/622240.html

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