BMW i3 chassis catches fire during test drive: cause unknown

If memory serves me correctly, this should be the first reported case of the BMW i3 electric sedan catching fire.

Later on July 26, some netizens broke the news that the chassis of a BMW i3 (pure electric 3 Series) suddenly caught fire during normal driving.

Judging from the surrounding environment, the fire took place somewhere in Zhengzhou, and according to the information disclosed by the whistleblower, it was a test drive of a 4S store. At that time, the employees of the 4S store and consumers were riding in the car. Test drive.

At that time, it was suddenly discovered that something was wrong during the driving process, and all the people in the car got off the car immediately, and then found that the rear of the vehicle chassis was burning.


BMW i3 chassis catches fire during test drive: cause unknown
According to rumors, there were no fire extinguishers and other devices in the car at the time, and everyone could only watch from the sidelines, while some staff were calling for help.


There are various versions of the online video, the longest being more than 12 minutes, and the surrounding environment has also darkened visibly to the naked eye.

Fortunately, the BMW i3 that caught fire did not explode and burn more violently during this period. After a period of waiting, other 4S staff came with fire extinguishers to put out the fire.


However, the cause of the fire is not yet known.

The i3 is a pure electric model of the BMW 3 Series. It was launched at the end of March this year. Only one model is available, priced at 349,900 yuan. It uses a rear-mounted single motor with a maximum output of 286 horsepower and a peak torque of 400 Nm. It is equipped with a ternary lithium battery with a capacity of 70.27kWh. It adopts liquid cooling technology and has a CLTC cruising range of 526 kilometers.

Article source: Fast Technology


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