This Week in Tesla: FDNY Will Be Better Prepared for Battery Fires, Tesla to Supply Energy Ecosystem to Florida Housing Development
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FDNY Will Be Better Prepared for Battery Fires -
Recently, Volvo USA donated one of their hybrid XC40 Recharge cars to the New York Fire Department in order for them to practice post-accident safety with battery powered vehicles. There are many different risks associated with extracting a passenger from an electric car as well as putting out fires in electric vehicles. The main risk is the fact that there is extremely high voltage current running through wires in the car, and damaging one of those wires could cause major issues. As more and more electric cars begin to populate the streets, it is increasingly important for first responders to understand the different protocols and potential hazards associated with electric vehicles rather than gas cars.
Tesla to Supply Energy Ecosystem to Florida Housing Development -
As the third new housing development that will be built in conjunction with Tesla Energy, the upcoming Panther National community in Palm Beach, Florida will be almost entirely powered by Tesla products. All of the homes constructed within the community will be equipped with Tesla solar, Powerwalls, and wall connectors to aim for a completely energy independent housing community. It is very encouraging to see that new housing developments will be employing Tesla’s incredible solar and energy storage technology, especially in a state like Florida where the sun is shining for an average of 237 days a year.