Electric car catches fire while charging at showroom in JB


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 31 Dec 2023

JOHOR BARU: An electric car caught fire while charging at a car showroom located at Batu 5 along Jalan Skudai here.

Larkin Fire and Rescue Station operation commander Azmi Johar said they received a distress call notifying them about the incident through MERS 999 at 2.25pm on Sunday (Dec 31).

He added a fire engine and two Rapid Intervention Motorcycle (RIM) units with 10 firemen were immediately deployed to the scene.

“When we arrived at the location, we found a Mercedes Benz EQB model was on fire while the vehicle was being charged.

“The fire destroyed about 90% of the car, 5% of the showroom building structure and as well as 20% of the electric vehicle charging bay,” he said.

Azmi added that the fire was successfully extinguished before ending the operation at around 3.10pm while the cause of the fire and the estimated loss was under investigation.

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