We’ve all seen it while driving on the highway – cars stopped on the shoulder with their engines on fire. With the growing number of electric cars, there have been some rare cases of electric car batteries catching on fire after a wreck. These fires require a different way of extinguishing them.
General Motors has been traveling around the country, including a stop in DeKalb County, to train first and second responders on how to put out a lithium-ion battery fire in electric cars.
They learn about the differences between a car with an electric battery and an internal combustion engine.
– Jan Schroder, The Georgia 100