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The DailyMail posted this about a 2017 ED battery fire. Although the frame looks more like a 451 to me.

It will be interesting to follow the investigation. The EVSE is a burned out husk on the wall of the building. Good thing the car was outside. There is virtually nothing left of it.
 

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The car may be "New" to it's owner, but this car is a 451.
The 453 is identifiable by among other things, the door side impact braces.
The 453 braces form a "Y" tipped over on it's side with the "Y"s mouth open toward the door hinges.
The car in the burned out pictures shows the standard braces of a 451, two
parallel horizontal braces.
 

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The car may be "New" to it's owner, but this car is a 451.
The 453 is identifiable by among other things, the door side impact braces.
The 453 braces form a "Y" tipped over on it's side with the "Y"s mouth open toward the door hinges.
The car in the burned out pictures shows the standard braces of a 451, two
parallel horizontal braces.
You are correct, I stand corrected. I initially looked at a picture with my smartphone but now from a desktop computer with a much larger screen, I most certainly stand corrected. :nerd:
 

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the fire was blamed on a faulty charger so the car is fine.
Can you link to the source that found that? Did they mean the charger (part of the car) or the EVSE? I'm curious, especially since one picture clearly shows the yellow spiral cable that looks like it might be the one of the MB-supplied 120V EVSE, and it's still fine after the fire!
I wonder what the melted thing on the wall is - maybe said black brick EVSE? Or just an electrical box that the brick was plugged into?

Lets assume by "charger" they actually meant the EVSE, which a lot of newspapers readily confuse. But if that caused the fire, how did it ignite the car? Shooting a targeted flame at the car? The fire didn't travel along the cable...
 

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Can you link to the source that found that? Did they mean the charger (part of the car) or the EVSE? I'm curious, especially since one picture clearly shows the yellow spiral cable that looks like it might be the one of the MB-supplied 120V EVSE, and it's still fine after the fire!
I wonder what the melted thing on the wall is - maybe said black brick EVSE? Or just an electrical box that the brick was plugged into?

Lets assume by "charger" they actually meant the EVSE, which a lot of newspapers readily confuse. But if that caused the fire, how did it ignite the car? Shooting a targeted flame at the car? The fire didn't travel along the cable...
I'm not going to go through all that for a car in Europe when I'm in California. An investigative journalist generally gets the official report and reports on that which is why the article blamed a defective charger. It's the first thing that is suspected as the source of EV fires, and usually is the root cause of them.
 

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I'm not going to go through all that for a car in Europe when I'm in California. An investigative journalist generally gets the official report and reports on that which is why the article blamed a defective charger. It's the first thing that is suspected as the source of EV fires, and usually is the root cause of them.
I'm sorry to inconvenience you, I was just hoping to see the article you quote that is blaming the charger. The one Blaine linked to does not.
 

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The London Daily Mail, July 10, 2017, Headline:


Electric car bursts into flames and burns to the ground after it was left charging overnight 'at a faulty power point'

In England, a "Power Point" is the same as our electrical wall plug. The "Report"
has faulted the plug on the exterior of the building. We know nothing about what amount of current it was providing but obviously more than an EV's standard cable should have been feeding the car. Sad !
 
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