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10-15-2012 07:28 AM
MB DNA
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Originally Posted by vwW12 View Post
I think the thread title is misleading.
Just the result of more misinformation being spewed by the press. It was on 6:00/11:00 News, in various newspapers and blogs and we read it on the internet!

But this is the really sad commentary;
"Florida fire officials concluded on Tuesday that the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive's battery charger caused the blaze."
Unfortunately a rush to judgement placing blame on the smart (car battery charger) sells more newspapers than a retraction stating the facts - a homeowner installed battery trickle charger apparently caused a devastating fire . . .
10-15-2012 06:29 AM
JPaul
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Originally Posted by vwW12 View Post
I think the thread title is misleading.

Was it a smart charger? I've never heard of Daimler-Benz smart-branded chargers. So if these do not exist, the article should not be titled

"smart charger apparent cause..."

Instead, a more suitable title might be "battery charger apparent cause of FL house fire, smart ForTwo burned"

In keeping as close to the original title, I've added a comma.
10-15-2012 06:02 AM
vwW12
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Originally Posted by JPaul View Post
That's why I put the "ED" in parenthesis and with a question mark in the thread's title...
Do you think we need a source for this followup?

And now changed it to (not ED!)...

I think the thread title is misleading.

Was it a smart charger? I've never heard of Daimler-Benz smart-branded chargers. So if these do not exist, the article should not be titled

"smart charger apparent cause..."

Instead, a more suitable title might be "battery charger apparent cause of FL house fire, smart ForTwo burned"

10-14-2012 10:58 PM
Miss Mercedes
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Originally Posted by jwight View Post
Yeah, those big orange cables are usually a hint.
I would believe those would be melted along with the rest of the car

Not ED?!?!?

I'm wrong twice in one week! Time to throw in the towel! Game over man, game over! :eek:
10-14-2012 08:53 AM
jwight Yeah, those big orange cables are usually a hint.
10-14-2012 08:51 AM
MB DNA Speaks volumes about the fire department investigation? Let's start with engine bay, ICE or electric motor? Check?
10-14-2012 08:30 AM
jwight That Smart Electric-Car Fire? Never Mind; It's Not Electric At All

This one looks the same but goes to the page.

PS - much ado about nothing - again. Another bogus report of an electric car burning down a house.
10-14-2012 08:22 AM
MB DNA Linky no workie?
10-14-2012 07:56 AM
JohnnyM Here is a link

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/...lectric-at-all
10-14-2012 07:44 AM
JPaul That's why I put the "ED" in parenthesis and with a question mark in the thread's title...
Do you think we need a source for this followup?

And now changed it to (not ED!)...
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