Follow Up: Fresno Fire Department launches EV committee

  • Source: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Fresno
  • Published: 12/06/2023 09:49 PM

VIDEO: Cellphones, laptops, electric scooters, and electric vehicles to name a few, all include lithium-ion batteries. "During the holiday time right now, and everyone giving new gifts to each other, this is one opportunity where folks may be new to some of this technology," said Joshua Stellars with the Fresno Fire Department. Officials at Batteries Plus in Clovis say while these batteries have high density, they also have thermal runaway, which is the self heating aspect of the battery and can spark an explosion quickly. "Just make sure you read the instructions because every application is different so if you don't follow it, the chances are you can run into trouble, catch fire," said Leon Cai, Manager at Batteries Plus. This is also true when it comes to phone and tablet batteries.


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