Tag Archives: EV

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 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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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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2022 Mazda MX-30 EV Body Structure

Here’s a unique small electric vehicle from Mazda, the MX-30. The Mazda MX-30 EV is currently only available in California. Take a look at a few screenshots from the MX30 Quick Reference Guide. The MX-30 does not have a B-pillar. ...

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2023 Audi Q8 e-tron Body and Battery Housing Structure

Body Structure/EV Battery Enclosure The new 2023 Audi Q8 e-tron has an integrated crash structure within the enclosure of the lithium-ion battery. The rocker panels are also engineered to help protect the HV battery. The battery housing has sophisticated, strong ...

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS Body Structure

The World Health Organization (WHO) Road Safety Report states that traffic crashes result in the deaths of approximately 1.3 million people around the world each year and leave between 20 and 50 million people with non-fatal injuries. Mercedes-Benz has always been at the forefront of safety in the auto industry and many of its features trickle down into all vehicles across manufacturers.

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