PDXLeafGuy
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Leaf Battery Compartment Bulkhead?

Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:13 am

Is there basically an airtight bulkhead between the Leaf battery pack and the passenger compartment? That is, were the batteries to vent for whatever reason, the emissions would *not* enter the passenger compartment, and instead vent to the wider environment outside the vehicle?

Links to any prior posts on this topic are welcome. Thanks.

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TomT
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Re: Leaf Battery Compartment Bulkhead?

Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:29 am

The battery pack is both external to the passenger compartment and is sealed.

PDXLeafGuy wrote:Is there basically an airtight bulkhead between the Leaf battery pack and the passenger compartment? That is, were the batteries to vent for whatever reason, the emissions would *not* enter the passenger compartment, and instead vent to the wider environment outside the vehicle?
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Re: Leaf Battery Compartment Bulkhead?

Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:01 am

One thing i'd noted in viewing photos of the Chevy Spark EV is that the battery pack is right under the rear seats. That would be a concern. Hopefully this mention isn't too off-topic.

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Re: Leaf Battery Compartment Bulkhead?

Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:08 am

It's under the passenger compartment on most-all EVS, including the Spark, Leaf, Volt, and Tesla... No reason for any concern.

PDXLeafGuy wrote:One thing i'd noted in viewing photos of the Chevy Spark EV is that the battery pack is right under the rear seats. That would be a concern. Hopefully this mention isn't too off-topic.
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Re: Leaf Battery Compartment Bulkhead?

Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:56 am

PDXLeafGuy wrote:One thing i'd noted in viewing photos of the Chevy Spark EV is that the battery pack is right under the rear seats. That would be a concern.
If that concerns you, you probably ought not have just about any production EV. ;)
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Re: Leaf Battery Compartment Bulkhead?

Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:15 am

There are about 250,000 vehicle fires each year in the USA. Driving around with 10 or 20 gallons of highly-flammable liquid under the car is a concern!
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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