Tesla zombie fire

What would cause this fire weeks after an accident?

Tesla Model S catches fire three weeks after getting sent to junkyard
In what sounds like the automotive equivalent of The Walking Dead, a Tesla Model S caught fire three weeks after it was involved in an accident and sent to a junkyard. Firefighters had a difficult time putting out the blaze, and they ended up having to submerge the battery.



Sounds to me like the battery wasn’t discharged.

Junkyards routinely drain fluids (including gasoline) from junked ICE cars - otherwise we would presumably routinely hear about explosions/fires

Kind of sounds like the industry standard/disposal regulations for EVs hasn’t caught up in terms of safely dissipating the large amount of stored (potential) energy on board.

  • sutton