|Neil Wyatt||10/06/2017 21:36:34|
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I hear Richard Hammond has written off an £880,000 electric sportscar whilst breaking his knee.
I trust both of them were well insured.
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Edited By Neil Wyatt on 10/06/2017 21:37:09
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Appurentley it burst into flames after crashing
|Ian P||10/06/2017 22:36:39|
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I'm surprised the tyres survived the fire
|not done it yet||10/06/2017 22:37:18|
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There is a 20 second clip of it on u-toob.
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Puts a whole new slant on battery powerer cars.
All those amps and red hot wires all over the place.
So much safer than petrol.
|Raymond Sanderson 2||10/06/2017 23:39:40|
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Thats shocking (pun intended) Hammond must not have a bone left to break which hasn't been. Didn't the electric brakes work? Wasn't there enough static surface tension between road and tyres?
|John Stevenson||11/06/2017 05:05:16|
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|If it cost ?880,000 and was made in Croatia that must be the whole of the GNP for the country down the drain|
|Michael Gilligan||11/06/2017 07:51:33|
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Remember all those old Skoda-jokes, that don't quite work anymore ?
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What caught fire? Bet it was the lithium battery - again. Wonder if all the "Smart" set with hybrids are watching?
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Neil. I love your 'f' reference. Tickled me considering the contents of another thread 😀 I'm new here but enjoying being here; keep up the good work 😀👍
|Gordon Tarling||11/06/2017 10:01:18|
|161 forum posts|
Ran clean out of talent.
|not done it yet||11/06/2017 10:28:09|
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Question might be was it a left or right corner he stuffed it. Now there are more vids, one shows it as him attempting to turn right. Perhaps he didn't know which way to turn? Maybe someone moved the goal posts - but he scored an own goal either way!
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I suspect the problem was due to driver error and the fact that electric cars are like steam cars in that you have instant full power when you hit the go pedal!
|Antony Powell||11/06/2017 14:14:58|
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You will find that the traction battery system will have been isolated within milliseconds of the car realizing it was in a crash
Also had the Lithium battery's taken fire the flames would have been much whiter and a lot more fierce in addition the fire brigade would not have been able to put it out quickly saving half the car....or even approach it !!
see the video here.....
|Cyril Bonnett||11/06/2017 18:00:15|
|235 forum posts|
Lithium batteries even with protection can cause flames that could destroy a car.
He was braking quite hard before the bend leaving plenty of rubber on the road!
Too fast for the wee man, glad he's okay.
|Andrew Johnston||11/06/2017 18:16:29|
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Full torque quite possibly, full power not so.
|Phil Whitley||11/06/2017 19:14:18|
|894 forum posts|
Full torque, but no engine braking?, you would have thought that if this was a hill climb circuit, the swiss could afford a bit of Armco..............................
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