Tesla Batteries Car Catching Fire: AS HEARD ON – WGIR NewsRadio 610 [06-19-18]

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This morning Craig and Jack had a very short discussion about the Tesla Car that caught fire and the safety of litium batteries.
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Airing date: 06/19/2018

Tesla Car Fire and Lithium Ion Battery Safety


[00:00:00] Hi guys. Craig Peterson here, this morning I talked a little bit about the Tesla, the guest who was on the radio before me didn’t quite get it right. I guess what else is new, right. Not understanding some of the technology, and there’s one thing I forgot to mention that I will add to the end of this recording. So here we go with Jack Heath.

[00:00:26] Great Transition To Craig Peterson our tech talk guy his show airs on the weekends Tech Talk with Craig Peterson. You know I thought of you, because you and I have talked a little about a good light Ford f 150 and all the people that talk about gas and oil and all that stuff is the problem. These batteries tell you and how they’re discarded probably are bigger, bigger, threat to the environment than gas and oil.

[00:00:49] Good morning. You’re absolutely right about that when we’re talking about the Tesla, we’re talking about a car that relies entirely on batteries. It is using batteries that, frankly, are not only dangerous when they catch on fire, but if you’re in a car accident. Do you remember the issues that we’ve seen in phones, as well as these cars, is that those particular batteries, they tend to have a lot of power stored in them, so they can deliver the power very quickly, and that means they’re going to heat up a lot, which is a real problem, frankly. When you mention like the F 150 Ford, compared to something like a Prius even the Prius is only good for about a hundred thousand miles before they recommend you replace the batteries that are in there.

[00:01:39] The Tesla has the same sort of a problem and creating these batteries is very, very, dangerous.

[00:01:46] There are all kinds of chemical processes, so you’re right. When you’re talking about what is greener, today anyways, the greenest cars out there, are the cars or trucks that will last 200- 300 thousand miles and that burns gas and they tend to also be the safest still. Remember, I spent 10 years in an emergency medical services responding to the scene of one of these vehicles, can be very dangerous for the occupants and the rescuers, especially if you have to cut into the car.

[00:02:23] Interesting. Great stuff. Craig Peterson, check him out. Craig Peterson with an O.N. on Peterson dot com. Thanks Craig.

[00:02:30] Ok, so here’s the part I did not mention, and that’s what happens when they try and cram me in to a very short segment this morning. That’s one of the shortest I’ve been on, it was only about a two-minute hit on the radio. Just because there’s a bunch of stations, Jack doesn’t mean I shouldn’t get more time, anyways. Here’s what I didn’t mention, and we were talking about Tesla. We’re talking about the safety of the vehicles and in reality, the crash tests have shown the Tesla to be one of the safest cars out there. In fact, it even broke some of the testing equipment they had to change the nature of the test so that they could really kind of score Tesla at all, frankly. So, it’s not that Tesla’s aren’t safe because they are, frankly, they tend to be very safe. We were talking specifically about the batteries, and the safety of the batteries. Now, you might remember if you listen to my radio show on the weekends or maybe on the podcast, you might remember that the guy that invented the lithium ion batteries out of the University of Texas. He’s, what is he now in his late in the 70’s, I think, he might even be in his 80’s. He’s come up with a new type of battery, a lithium glass battery that can be charged, like that. You know a matter of a couple of minutes, and that does not have these discharge problems that the lithium ion batteries have, and that frankly is where all of these problems are stemming from, is the rapid discharge. Then things heat up they catch on fire and then you’ve got a lithium fire which could be just totally, totally, nasty.

[00:04:08] So, hopefully that technology progression progresses along, and of course I’ll keep everybody up to date on that as well. And we’ve got a few other things brewing that we’re going to be announcing, fairly soon, so keep an eye out some more insider stuff. We’re almost done with that site. We have some people we’ve given away free insider memberships to. And that gives them access to some of the special reports and some of the other things that we are doing here on the radio show. And then we’re putting together some, basically a kind of a threat matrix, right. Some threat and analysis when it comes to security, for people who are in business. People in business who are responsible for the security, and even a little bit of training, which is now required by law and regulation. Depending on the industry you’re in, you may have a huge requirement. If you’re in a normal business, you realize you actually do have a requirement for security training for your people. So, we’re going to be doing some of that as well. So, keep an eye out for that, and have a great day we’ll be back with you tomorrow. Bye-Bye.

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