New fire truck designed to tackle electric car fires in car parks

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London (dpa) – The growing number of electric vehicles on the roads might be better for the environment, but when one of them when catches fire, especially in an enclosed parking space, the consequences can be disastrous. A British company has come up with a new rapid intervention fire extinguisher truck designed to deliver firefighting crew and equipment to locations where height may be limited, such as car park structures. Electric vehicles are statistically less likely to catch fire than an internal combustion engine car, but incidents involving a lithium-ion battery are still a regular is…

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