Video: Emergency Response To EVs, Featuring The Tesla Model S…Which Gets Destroyed

5 years ago by Electric CarsTV 3

Vehicle rescue expert, Brock Archer, takes us through all the ins and outs of what unique situations could be faced by first responders with electric vehicles.  With the help of Tesla, and their Model S (and Roadster), rescue workers can now be fully versed in how to handle almost any feasible emergency with the electric sedan.



And by help of Tesla, we mean they let them flip a Model S on its side, then obliterate the car with the jaws of life.  We confess it is a little painful to watch.

Even if you are not all that interested in the safety protocols in dealing with an electric car, the video has unprecedented footage of the Model S and all its systems.  It is worth a look.

The extensive and informative video is 37 minutes long and is broken into modules:

  • Module One: Electrical Concepts  (2:27)
  • Module Two: High Voltage Components (4:46)
  • Module Three: Vehicle Identification And Charging (13:50)
  • Module Four: Disabling The High Voltage (19:00)
  • Module Five: Operational Considerations At Incidents Involving EVs (24:35)

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3 responses to "Video: Emergency Response To EVs, Featuring The Tesla Model S…Which Gets Destroyed"

  1. David Murray says:

    Wow.. I wonder who paid for the Tesla to destroy. I also wonder just “how” destroyed it was. For example, could a good body shop fix this car? Considering the battery and drivetrain were unaffected, and this car is worth $100,000… I’d think it would be worth it to repair it.

  2. vdiv says:

    Was this John Broder’s Model S? 😉

  3. Open-Mind says:

    Oh, the humanity! 🙁

    On the positive side, this is very good PR for Tesla. Hopefully they sacrificed a non-sellable pre-production prototype.