LEAFer wrote:Shouldn't it be accessible to emergency personnel located closer to the "exterior" of a (smashed) car ? (Notice how in some accidents the occupants need to be "cut out" ... how do you get in there and pull the switch ?) Wouldn't a better location be under the hood or trunk -- which, if heavily damaged, is often "popped up" ?
Is this "disconnect" the same as or related to the SRS disable that emergency personnel needs to get to ?
There's also an inertia 'crash switch' inside the battery box that disconnects the pack in the event of a crash.
If the car rolls or otherwise exposes it's underside, it appears that first responders can cut the high voltage cables that exit the front of the battery box.