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Railcar of Model Ys? burns

Watts_Up

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Mar 4, 2019
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In a galaxy far, far away
Railcar of Model Ys? burns
Yes definitively a Model Y, but there was also some Model 3:

T F .jpg


The wheel is from a Model Y 19" Gemini:

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The Model S 19" are almost similar but the spokes have a wider separation (and there is a spring suspension on the back of the picture):

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But there was also some Model 3

T F 3.jpg


Here is a Model 3 Aero 18" wheel

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TLLMRRJ

Active Member
Dec 19, 2019
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Houston
A bunch of Y's up in smoke and molten aluminum. Expect to see the shorters all over this since there hasn't been any recent fires. Would a bullet in a battery pack ignite the pack?

As mentioned in the comments, each battery has a fuse that is supposed to stop the battery going up in smoke if some of the batteries are damaged.

The comment in the article about the Tesla people saying their final goodbyes to the world as they bravely went into meet their death by electrocution was a bit funny.

You would think that someone that works for Tesla would have a clue about electricity, so if they were worried that the batteries were "charging" the whole railcar, you would think they would know to run a ground wire from the car to a stake in the ground (like everyone's house has for grounding) before getting in the rail car. I guess they skipped all their electrical engineering classes.
 

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