Electric cars pose new challenge for North Texas first responders

By Andrea Lucia November 9, 2022 / 5:16 PM / CBS DFW GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — With an electric revolution underway, more cars on the road thes...

November 15, 2022
3:02 AM

By Andrea Lucia November 9, 2022 / 5:16 PM / CBS DFW GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — With an electric revolution underway, more cars on the road these days have no engine, no exhaust pipe, and no gas tank. It's posing a new challenge for first responders who may not be familiar with the mechanics of an electric vehicle."I think it's kind of an afterthought sometimes of how first responders are going to handle those situations with vehicle fires, extrications," said Robert Rich, a Garland firefighter.

Andrea Lucia