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My dealer just got delivered their new HV battery storage facility specified by Porsche to store HV batteries. Now that the popular Macan EV is due soon, you can Imagine the amount of battery swapping, repair, etc that will be happening going forward. The building is extremely well made and will contain its own fire extinguishing system and alarm network. It will sit on a specially prepared concrete slab. Interesting.

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The fire extinguishing system will have to be quite specific/robust given what we've seen in respect difficulty in suppression of these batteries when on fire! They've clearly isolated the storage well from adjacent buildings.
 

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What is the reason for this? Is it for housing new batteries, or potentially damaged pulls from swaps?

It is interesting to me that Tesla service centers don't seem to have this, nor have I ever heard of a fire event at one.
 
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The fire extinguishing system will have to be quite specific/robust given what we've seen in respect difficulty in suppression of these batteries when on fire! They've clearly isolated the storage well from adjacent buildings.
This is a temporary location. It’s not assembled and properly placed yet.
 
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What is the reason for this? Is it for housing new batteries, or potentially damaged pulls from swaps?

It is interesting to me that Tesla service centers don't seem to have this, nor have I ever heard of a fire event at one.
Batteries being stored for all reasons, shipping, service etc.
 


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It’s nice to see what Porsche is spending the extra $ from doing break flush at a 20k miles on.
 


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I thought its battery storage for fast chargers being installed at dealers. nevermind....back to shitty EA chargers we go.
 

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Coming from the model electrical helicopter field, in the early days of lipo batteries there were quite a few fires from bad charging procedures and mistakes as the simple fact is that a 1kg lipo cell can discharge about as much energy as a large welding machine if you short it out, so no surprise that Porsche is investing in dedicated storage and probably some handling procedures.

That said, petrol by comparison is far more dangerous, we have just has 100 years to figure things out.
 

 
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