2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV Body Structure

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV Take a look at the body structure and the high voltage battery enclosure of the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV. The body structure has Pres Hardened Steel (PHS) in the roof rails and the floor crossmembers which ...

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Tesla Cybertruck Body Structure

The Tesla Cybertruck was all over the SAE WCX this year at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Several different booths had the truck or at least parts of it. First let’s take a look at the body in white structure that was displayed at the Caresoft booth.​

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A Unique Vehicle Fire Call (48-Volt Battery)

Vehicle Fire or Battery Fire? I am by no means a battery or electric vehicle expert. I try to stay knowledgeable enough to handle any run that I’m dispatched to. Early on a shift in November, my department was called out ...

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2023 Kia Sportage PHEV Body Structure

2023 Kia Sportage PHEV Body Structure The 2023 KIA Sportage PHEV Ultra-High Strength Steel (UHSS) is in all the typical locations on a new vehicle. The rockers and several underbody stampings are always reinforced with UHSS to protect the battery ...

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2023 Acura Integra Body Structure

Vehicle Body Structure Extrication

Body Structure Take a look at the 2023 Acura Integra Body Structure. The illustrations below are for general reference only. Some body parts are constructed from multiple layers of different tensile strength steels. Body construction using high-strength steel (HSS) and ...

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2023 Honda Accord Hybrid EV Body Structure

The 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid has a strong body structure and a HV battery pack under the rear seat cushion. Take a look at some highlights from the Honda Emergency Response Guide (ERG).

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2024 Lexus GX Body Structure

The 2024 Lexus GX body-on-frame SUV will be the third-generation Lexus GX and will roll out to global markets toward the end of this year.  It has a beefy body structure, take a look at the images below.  

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Audi Q4 e-tron Body Structure/Battery

Below is a screenshot from the Emergency Response Guide (ERG) from Audi that shows the locations of ultra-high strength steels (UHSS), airbags, and other hazards.

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2023 Hummer Body Structure (SUV)

2023 Hummer General Motors had the Body-in-White (BIW) of the 2023 Hummer SUV and truck displayed at the Great Designs in Steel (GDIS). The rocker panel in this vehicle is huge! It has to be with a double-stack battery pack. ...

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Extrication Book

Extrication Book Looking for a great extrication resource? Get a copy of Bumper to Bumper Extrication. The reviews for the book are fantastic and I’m humbled by that. I wanted to put out a simple, easy-to-read, and packed full of ...

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