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Posts tagged: First responders

The right way to destroy a Tesla Model S (Video)

Extricating crash victims from an electric car is a real-life game of Operation, only with much, much more electricity.  Both first responders and passengers are in danger of being exposed to high-voltage components that aren’t likely to let them off with a giddy tickle. Complicating matters further, the location of the danger points vary from vehicle to vehicle.  

To continue doing their jobs safely, emergency crews now have to be trained on the model-specific anatomy of electric cars.  For the sake of education, Tesla donated a sacrificial Model S to the Fremont Fire Department’s Jaws of Life recently. 

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Brandon Seiler is a bonafide car guy, member of the Northwest Auto Press Association and proud Washingtonian. He covers the latest auto news, technology, and pretty much anything having to do with car culture. You don't have to like cars to read his blogs, you just have to be able to read.

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