LeftieBiker wrote:I know that water makes lithium burn. Now, has anyone got any evidence of this ever happening with a factory-built EV? We have people spraying water over Leaf packs with a hose, packing ice above them, etc...
First Volt crash test back in 2011 is a candidate. Car was crashed, put into a yard for three weeks, then it caught fire.
Several of the Tesla fires are candidates as well. Physical damage to the battery pack can directly cause a fire, and coolant leaking into the damaged cells can cause a fire. How can you tell the difference after the fire?
Zero motorcycles recall of all 2012 models was blamed on moisture leaking into battery cells.https://www.rideapart.com/articles/2448 ... 12-models/
The LEAF pack is sealed, so is unlikely to get water into the cells when people spray with a hose, put ice on top, etc. Still probably a Bad Idea.