Expensive electric Mercedes takes a dive after fierce fire in Nijmegen | 112 news Nijmegen

VIDEO METNIMEGEN – A cheap electric Mercedes caught fire in a car park on the Heselaan on Sunday evening. After extinguishing the first flames, the car was subjected to an immersion bath to cool the battery pack.


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When firefighters arrived, the front of the car was already on fire. The firefighters managed to keep the rest of the car from catching fire. A salvage company with a large container was then called. The car has been loaded into this, after which water is fed in to cool the car.

An electric Mercedes is on fire on the Heselaan in Nijmegen. © Heitink News Agency

An electric Mercedes is placed in a dipping container after it is set on fire.  The salvage company then pours water into this to cool the car completely.

An electric Mercedes is placed in a dipping container after it is set on fire. The salvage company then pours water into this to cool the car completely. © Heitink News Agency

With electric cars, it is possible that they turn on again spontaneously. Putting them under water will prevent this.

It is not known how the fire started.

Check out a video of how an electric car gets submerged below.



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