Jaguar I-Pace Catches Fire While Charging In Hungary

The Jaguar I-Pace is not one of those cars you see catching fire frequently. There have been a few instances in the past where an I-Pace went up in flames, but it is neither a common enough vehicle or particularly prone to it, so whenever we hear about a new one, it’s surprising.

One I-Pace that was charging next to a chemical warehouse in the Hungarian town of Székesfehérvár went up in flames on October 25. According to a report published by the local fire department, they had some trouble putting the fire out, because as is often the case with EV fires, it kept reigniting after it had apparently been extinguished.

Gallery: Jaguar I-Pace Hungary Fire

According to Battalion Chief Ken Brown for the Redmond fire department,

Crews made a quick initial knockdown, but called for reinforcements, as the severely damaged batteries posed a unique firefighting obstacle.

Adding that they needed

Copious amounts of water to fully douse all flames and heat.

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