Post-Hurricane Electric Vehicle Fires Raise Alarms In Florida

  • Florida Sen. Rick Scott called for the Department of Transportation and automakers to investigate a series of electric vehicle fires that followed Hurricane Ian.
  • The storm caused severe flooding, and fire officials say they are seeing its impact with EV batteries catching fire after saltwater damage.
  • Jimmy Patronis, Florida’s chief financial officer and state fire marshal, said two houses burned down this week after an EV caught fire. He has asked manufacturers for help.

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