Burned Bolt EV

NickD

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Not sure what you will do with it, its totaled. Been reports on electrical vehicle safety, this one has 60 kilowatt-hours of energy store in a lithium-ion battery in a collision, shorted out, would explode and fry the occupants. And lithium-ion batteries cannot be fully discharge if they are, they are permanently dead and worthless.

With a 200 HP 150KW electrical motor any electrical connection slightly loose or corrected with even the slightest resistance will extremely overheat and will burn any combustible material around it, so much for plastic components.

Practically all the nuclear power plants have been shut down in the US that besides hydro only material left to generate electrical power is fossil fuels. And there are considerable losses in converting one form of energy. But what electrical vehicles are good for, move the pollution from California to Nevada.

Just like making ethanol, cuts some of the pollution down in Milwaukee and moves it up to Northern Wisconsin where we live. All controlled by idiots and this is a complement, actually morons.
 

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Ok, here I go.

I am by far not the best expert on this, especially since my/our (apprentice) EV classes got shut down from covid. And sadly, they are not returning for the next foreseeable future. SO that being said, it means I wont have hands on a bolt for a while and I wont have access to that super nice school and its teachers to ask this very daunting question of if you SHOULD bid on that burnt car.

But if one comes into my shop, I will take a gander. I must say though, how do you get rid of the smell? Anyway, I will keep going on.

Lets try the magic of internet, and mitchel or alldata, and we can peruse and by doing so, maybe give my (what I think is) pro advice.

Ok, enough disclaimers, lets get this on.

On that side of engine has a coolant module that runs on high volatge. Could be a starting point.

Ok, now, just texted my apprentice/co worker with the link for your bid, he basically just said what I was thinking, something really high voltage shorted cuz we never see major fires like that normally unless hybrid engine for some reason blew apart and spewed raw oil on real hot exhaust, and most will know, on the ev type powertrains, the only things that get real hot are the HV components, hence that cooling module.

So let us sink that in until you respond back Bill.

I also must thank you for keeping this thread alive. Ignore the rest, ev are the futur, and we must embrace it.
 

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Hey nickb2, I think those two attachments were meant for other threads. I'll fill you in later on where I am in my EV quest and why that hopeless burned Bolt has my interest.
 

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The hv battery, the dual layer one I told you about in another thread is under passenger back seat, and from pics, that part of vehicle does not look burnt to smithereens. Hmm, who knew, that last word took two e's. ;)


So I dont think something exploded in the car like the other nick said, I just think a HV live cooked so hot and for some strange reason, which surely is under investigation will show why the HV relays didn't shut down. That would be my main concern as an engineer at this point. Why did the car let that happen?
 

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dang, yup your right, sorry got mixed up. Will try later.

And I am pretty sure you have a good interest and cant wait to find out.

In mean time, I will try reloading those images from mitchel for you. And no, I am not high or drunk, just two beers in on a late sunday afternoon.

BTW, my gf is a health care giver. Shyte, one of her coworkers tested postive. What do I do now? I saw her and fed her last night.

Anyway, I will tell that to my boss tommorow, and he will decide. I do not want to risk operations at our shop, way to many ppl there need work. Including me.

Anyway, I am not one to panic much, and this thread is fun. ;)
 
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