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Yikes: Florida Electric Vehicle Owner Barely Escapes Disaster After EV Fire

In what seems like a daily occurrence, another electric car has gone up in flames. I have previously covered self-immolating electric buses, deadly battery fires after an EV car crash that engulfed two helpless teens, and while not ultimately deadly, countless other episodes where electric vehicles simply failed completely.

All of this, again, doesn’t even cover the fact that electric vehicles get their charge from an outlet that relies almost entirely on fossil fuels. I also covered that – in a piece where the CEO of GM touted her new line of cars…until she got asked where the source of electricity came from. Only then did she admit that the Michigan town utilized more than 95% of its power from coal.

Good grief. If Agenda 2030 and its terrifying eco-communism weren’t coming down our throats so fast it’d all be just a really bad joke.

The latest disaster to strike the electric vehicle world came from Florida. The owner of an EV Jaguar – called the I-PACE – was sitting in the owner’s garage when it suddenly started smoking. 

“Another EV fire… this one from Florida earlier this summer. A Jaguar i-pace was parked in an attached garage when the owner heard “popping” sounds and saw smoke puffing from the car. The car was moved outside before it burst into flames. I guess you can call them “lucky”.”

The Independent Journal Review was able to review a conversation the car’s owner, Gonzalo Salazar, had with media outlets. They relayed this story:

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“When Salazar headed inside, he began hearing pops from the garage. Curious about the strange noise, he went to the garage, only to see thick smoke emanating from within.

“My thought immediately was, ‘When there is smoke, there is fire,’ and I need to get the car out of the house garage,” Salazar said in his email to Elecktrek.

Listening to his instinct, he drove the smoking vehicle out of the garage and onto the street in front of his home.

“When I ended the conversation with them there were more pops, but this time it was followed by fire from under the car. I then called 911 to come help with the situation,” Salazar wrote.

“But this was not a slow burn, once the fire started there were multiple pops, and the car was just engulfed in flames rapidly.”

By the time the fire was put out, the vehicle was reduced to ash, with only some parts near the hood remaining partly burned, pictures shared by Elecktrek showed.”

Had Salazar been in a slightly different situation, let’s use the teen death case as an example, he too could have suffered a far worse fate. His car was a total loss, but at least he walked away from it. One might think Jaguar would own up to this catastrophe and seek to understand why their cars keep igniting. 

Salazar went on to say that he was basically on his own dealing with insurance.

“Jaguar, on the other hand, is not being helpful at all, stating they need to complete their own investigation, but because of the risk of igniting the fire once again, they are unable to find a place where they can lift the car up, therefore their ‘investigation’ is on hold, and they are not taking any responsibility for what happened.”

The Independent Journal Review even noted that this was the fourth I-PACE to catch fire. What’s more, the same LG pouch battery cells used by Jaguar are also used in other EVs such as Chevy’s Bolt and and various Hyundai models. These cars have also experienced battery-related fires.

The insane climate agendas will get people killed on a broad scale due to starvation and government tyranny, but we can’t forget that micro-level events will also get people killed. How many more battery fires do we need before this crazy push is slowed down? 

Hailey Sanibel fiercely loves freedom. She equally detests evil and stupidity, both of which are out of control in the modern world. She is a regular contributor at The Blue State Conservative.

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