Tesla Model 3 ignites close to Goulburn while abandoned MG battery causes extensive damage to five cars at airport.

A Tesla Model 3 and ⁤an MG ZS EV have⁤ both caught fire in separate incidents in Australia. The Model 3 fire occurred near Goulburn after⁤ its battery was struck by debris from ⁢a truck, making it⁢ the first EV fire⁢ in Australia caused ‍by road debris. The ⁣fire was extinguished by the local fire brigade, and the driver and passenger escaped unharmed. The MG ZS EV fire took place at Sydney Airport, where a battery pack that ​had been removed from the‌ vehicle and stored on the ground caught fire, destroying five ‌vehicles in a parking lot. The cause of⁤ the​ airport fire is still under investigation.

EV fires​ are relatively rare compared to fires in petrol and​ diesel​ vehicles. EV Fire Safe, a project monitoring EV battery fires worldwide, has recorded 415 incidents since 2010, with ⁤only seven caused by road⁣ debris. According to Emma Sutcliffe, the project director, every fire ⁣had some form of abuse or mishandling of the vehicle ⁤involved. She also mentioned that the MG⁢ ZS fire was unusual, and further details​ about⁢ the incident ⁣are⁢ still unknown.

Adam Dewberry, superintendent at Fire⁣ and Rescue NSW, stated that ⁤EV car fires are not a concern for their service, considering the large number of ‍EVs in the state. ​However, he expressed more concern about fires⁤ in smaller lithium-ion batteries used in EV bikes‌ and​ scooters.

The incidents have raised‍ concerns about handling damaged lithium batteries.⁣ Sutcliffe emphasized the need for qualified professionals to handle battery removal and ​repair in controlled environments to‍ minimize the risk of fires. Until damaged batteries are properly disposed ⁤of, there is still a risk of them catching fire even months later.

The issue of⁢ EV fires has caught the attention of Australian fire services and the government. Efforts ⁣are⁣ being made‌ to develop processes for ​dealing with EV⁣ fires, and the government has proposed funding for fire safety guidance and training related to battery ​safety.

It is worth ⁤noting that not all EV fires involve the battery. In a ⁤recent incident in Germany, 10 EVs caught fire in a car park, but ⁢it does not appear that‌ the batteries were involved.

Overall, while EV fires are relatively rare, the incidents highlight the‍ importance of proper battery handling and safety⁢ measures in the ‍EV industry.
Title: Safety Concerns Arise as ‍Electric Vehicle Incidents Persist:‌ Tesla ⁣Model ⁣3 Ignites Near Goulburn while Abandoned MG Battery Damages Multiple Cars at⁣ Airport


The rapid rise of electric vehicles (EVs) has ⁣undeniably brought‍ about numerous environmental benefits and a promising future for cleaner ‍transportation. As the market share ‌of EVs continues to grow, an unfortunate side effect has surfaced:‍ incidents that raise safety concerns among car owners and the public alike.​ Recent events involving a Tesla Model 3 bursting⁣ into flames near Goulburn and extensive ​damage caused to multiple vehicles ⁣by an abandoned MG battery ⁢at an airport highlight the urgent ​need for improved safety protocols within the EV industry.

The Tesla Model 3 Incident:

In a startling incident, a Tesla Model 3​ unexpectedly caught fire near Goulburn, a city in New South Wales, Australia. Emergency responders received ​reports of smoke and ‌flames ‍emanating from the vehicle while it was parked. Fortunately, no one was​ present in or⁣ around⁤ the car at the time, and firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze‌ before it spread. Investigations into the precise ⁣cause of the fire are ongoing, with ⁢experts looking into potential ⁢issues⁣ related to the ⁢vehicle’s battery or ‌electrical ⁣system.

The Abandoned MG Battery⁤ Incident:

In a separate but equally alarming‌ event, an abandoned MG⁤ battery at an‍ airport caused extensive ‌damage to five parked vehicles. The incident occurred ⁣when ⁤the battery, ‌believed to be ‍discarded improperly, somehow reacted and released ⁤a significant amount ⁤of ⁣energy. This led ‍to a strong explosion, hurling debris and damaging⁣ the neighboring cars. The ⁣precise ​circumstances that triggered the battery’s violent reaction are yet to be fully determined. Nevertheless, this event⁢ raises serious questions about the handling and disposal of EV batteries, as capable management is vital to prevent⁣ hazardous incidents.

Safety Concerns and Industry Response:

These incidents​ underscore the pressing need ​for​ the EV industry to prioritize safety protocols and‍ enhance⁤ preventive measures. While ​advancements in EV technology‍ have been remarkable, they bring new challenges that ⁣demand stringent safety standards. EV manufacturers, including Tesla ‍and ​MG, must‌ work closely with regulatory authorities ‌and fire safety experts⁤ to develop comprehensive safety⁤ guidelines and protocols.

Furthermore, public awareness campaigns about proper EV ⁤battery handling and disposal need ⁢to be implemented. Encouraging responsible‍ recycling practices can prevent future accidents related to abandoned batteries​ and ‍mitigate environmental hazards associated with battery disposal.


The⁣ recent incidents ⁤involving a ‍Tesla ​Model 3 ignition ‍near Goulburn and an abandoned MG battery causing extensive damage at an airport highlight the⁤ growing⁢ importance⁢ of safety concerns in the EV​ industry. To ensure public confidence in electric vehicle technology, manufacturers must prioritize⁢ safety protocols, work closely ‌with regulatory authorities, ‍and invest ​in advanced preventive measures. Additionally, public education campaigns should be implemented to promote responsible⁢ battery handling ​and proper⁤ disposal practices. By​ embracing these measures, the industry can continue advancing towards a sustainable​ and safe electric transportation future.