Local police firefighters trained in safety measures specific to electric cars

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Local police, firefighters in safety measures specific to cars

1:22 p.m. 26, 2013—After a car crash, emergency know to cut off the fuel before it on the pavement and starts a fire.

may not be sure, though, where to when the car is an electric vehicle runs without gasoline.


The University of Delaware will present two workshops on funding in April.

Kempton is spearheading a project to a fleet of electric vehicles use in the area, including six initially on and he recently organized a training for local police and firefighters to safety precautions. The eco-friendly generate no fuel exhaust, and are part of a field test of electric vehicle-to-grid technology uses electric cars to power balancing service to the grid when the cars are

Emergency personnel from the Police Department, Aetna Hook and Ladder Co. and UD police and units learned the basics of vehicles and how the cars’ design from their gas-fed

“It is safe, and it is not dangerous,” BMW Matthias Kluck told the “But there is a difference, and you to be informed about the differences to the right decisions.”

Engineered by BMW AG rigorous safety measures, the in UD’s fleet are electric of the MINI Cooper. Kluck that many areas of the car would have fuel combustion and exhaust components in the models are replaced with parts. The power electronics for the electric motor are sturdily in steel in the front end, related wiring and parts up the middle hump and into the of the car, where the lithium ion pack is.

The electrical system automatically down if the car is in a crash and the airbags In the unlikely case that the needs to be turned off manually, pointed out several places that can be done, such as a red clearly marked in the trunk.

The electric car is designed to not need transmission fluid or other further improving safety.

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case of an emergency, there are no that can carry electricity to the Kluck said.

Marty with Aetna Hose, and Ladder Co. participated in the class and has additional safety trainings for and electric vehicles.

“They’re safe,” Rogalewicz said. think they’re safer a gas-powered car.”

UD’s will begin with six vehicles that can be leased by on campus. Faculty and staff receive special training to the cars, three of which been held in the past Drivers started to hit the roads week.

Called “Grid On Wheels: Up the Future,” the project is a partnership the UD’s College of Earth, and Environment, BMW AG, NRG Energy, PJM Interconnection, Port Inc. evGrid, Manufacturing, UD’s Department of and Electrical Engineering and UD’s of Economic Innovation and Partnerships.

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