Connecticut Transit Replaces Electric Bus Fleet with Diesels Following Massive Battery Fire

Connecticut Transit Replaces Electric Bus Fleet with Diesels Following Massive Battery Fire

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Hamden Fire Department

by Lucas Nolan:

Just one day after officials promoted the passage of the Connecticut Clean Air Act, CTtransit, the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s bus service, has pulled its entire fleet of electric buses due to one bursting into flames. The electric vehicles have been replaced with traditional diesel-powered buses.

The New Haven Register reports that one day after officials promoted the passage of the Connecticut Clean Air Act, one of the state-run electric buses burst into a massive inferno. The CTtransit bus caught on fire in a Hamden parking lot on Saturday morning and resulted in two workers and a firefighter being sent to the hospital.

Hamden fire officials said: “Lithium ion battery fires are difficult to extinguish due to the thermal chemical process that produces great heat and continually reignites.” Two transit workers were hospitalized as a precaution after being exposed to the smoke and a firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion. Read the rest at breitbart.com.

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  • C’mon, man. Those lithium-ion battery fires aren’t that difficult to put out, man. All you need is a battleship full of water to put out one bus fire, man. Ya dig? It’s time to rethink the whole electric vehicle load of lefty crap. Now!