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      02-18-2020, 07:23 AM   #1
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Porsche Taycan Catches Fire in Owner's Garage

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A Porsche Taycan electric car caught fire in a Florida garage Sunday, damaging the building's structure and exposing parts of the vehicle's frame, according to reports.

Calvin Kim, a Porsche spokesman, told Automotive News the automaker was made aware of the incident on Feb. 16. One of its Taycan electric cars was parked overnight at a residential address, he said.
Not much detail beyond the quote, but doesn't sound very good for Porsche and its quality control.

https://www.autonews.com/regulation-...icle2-headline
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Shitty. I saw a picture of an F40 on fire today, too.
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The story I read was due to a poorly installed charging system and not the car.
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Ouchy... Porsche about to go into full Damage Control over their Halo Car in 3... 2... 1.

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The story I read was due to a poorly installed charging system and not the car.
That would exonerate Porsche - can you post the article link?
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The story I read was due to a poorly installed charging system and not the car.
Seems hard to believe when the car is burnt to the ground yet the garage is still standing. Perhaps the charging system in the vehicle was poorly installed.
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Ouchy... Porsche about to go into full Damage Control over they're Halo Car in 3... 2... 1.
Having your +$150k automotive plaything burn to the ground is one thing, but shit gets real when it threatens one's home and family. Ya think his wife will let him ever park an EV in the garage again? Will he even buy another EV? We'll probably never know.
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Seems hard to believe when the car is burnt to the ground yet the garage is still standing. Perhaps the charging system in the vehicle was poorly installed.
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...arage-florida/

The garage sustained damage consistent with a car fire. It appears emergency responders extinguished the fire before it spread to the rest of the structure.
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Having your +$150k automotive plaything burn to the ground is one thing, but shit gets real when it threatens one's home and family. Ya think his wife will let him ever park an EV in the garage again? Will he even buy another EV? We'll probably never know.
....further factual information regarding the cause of the fire.
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Having your +$150k automotive plaything burn to the ground is one thing, but shit gets real when it threatens one's home and family. Ya think his wife will let him ever park an EV in the garage again? Will he even buy another EV? We'll probably never know.
Oh no doubt! The first thing I thought about was my actual Home and our Safety had this happened. I definitely want to get the full scoop on this story and outcome....
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Seems hard to believe when the car is burnt to the ground yet the garage is still standing. Perhaps the charging system in the vehicle was poorly installed.
You can see metal studs in the wall in the background. Probably built with non-combustible materials. It can be done.
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I wonder how much carbon emissions were expelled from that fire!
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The good news is, that grande skinny soy peppermint latte he spilled the other day and was starting to smell a little funky, isn't such a big deal at this point.
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That would exonerate Porsche - can you post the article link?
Still waiting.
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Still waiting.
Awaiting Crimson92's post #6 response to provide the link relating to the cause of fire to be the charging system.
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A job I had a long time ago was exploring this very situation in residential settings. The company I worked for had purchased two single family homes in a residential development. These homes were used for various tests which ranged from efficiencies of programmable thermostats to alternative tech HVAC systems. The houses gave various manufacturers the ability to gather test data of their products running in an actual home setting. We simulated human activity with various humidifiers, automated lights and heat sources.

Anyways, one of the engineers set up an experiment which various utilities, EPRI, etc were sponsoring. The focus of the experiment is to see what affects charging an electric vehicle would have in a home garage. We had various types of electric vehicles which we would drive around to empty out the batteries and then run them through a charge cycle. The worst one was a Ford Econoline passenger van. That thing weighed in at 4 tons empty. Most of the weight was due to the battery packs. We didn't even get to completely charge the batteries before the sensors in the garage reported the hydrogen levels approaching the LEL (lower explosive limit). Had to abort the test and air out the garage. To say I was nervous during the time we needed to shut down the experiment was an understatement.
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