LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

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The electrolyte in a lithium-ion batteries in these
cars is flammable & generally contains
lithium hexafluorophosphate

(LiPF6) or other Li-salts containing fluorine
Toxic fluoride gas emissions from
lithium-ion battery fires –

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A lithium fire is difficult to extinguish,
mainly because of the way lithium reacts
with water. Immediately upon contact with water,
lithium produces hydrogen gas & lithium-hydroxide.
Lithium-ion batteries use a flammable electrolyte
that contains lithium hexafluorophosphate,
which can decompose into the thoroughly
unpleasant hydrofluoric acid during a fire
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