It is the electrical batteries of this copy of the new Golf GTE hybrid that appear to have precipitated the fire.
If the picture reported by our German RTL colleagues doesn’t permit to see it at first look, this charred automobile is an instance of the final Volkswagen Golf GTE of the eighth technology (in plug-in hybrid model due to this fact).
This copy was in Germany in the city of Felsenberg, simply delivered to its comfortable homeowners. But as they have been of their new automobile, they noticed a vivid blue flash together with a really loud bang, heard for lots of of yards round. This loud bang would have sounded the driver his passenger, to the level of inflicting them a small listening to drawback the following days.
Immediately after the detonation, a fire broke out on the car. Considering the nice issue encountered by the firefighters in overcoming it, it was presumably an “electric fire” attributable to a severe deficiency in the lithium-ion batteries of the automobile. To extinguish it, they may ultimately have to usher in a particular truck with a big tank of water, in which the German compact shall be totally submerged. Volkswagen is investigating this strange information merchandise, and specifically a attainable hyperlink with the very low temperature at the time of the incident (round -16 levels Celsius). For the second, that is an remoted case, like another (uncommon) tales involving electrical or plug-in hybrid autos.