Unplugged Hyundai Kona Electric explodes in Canada, blows off garage door

Automobile majors across the world have already embarked upon their journey into electric vehicles, spiking interests among enthusiasts. However, a recent incident from Montreal in Canada is raising a number of questions on what would be in store for owners of electric vehicles across the world. 

A Hyundai Kona Electric vehicle exploded on Friday creating a huge hole in the garage roof of a home where it was parked in Canada. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident. 

According to local media, Piero Cosentino, the owner of the car, was having lunch when the fire alarm went off and saw black smoke coming out of his garage. This was soon followed by a huge explosion. Cosentino managed to turn off the breaker, and began to put off the fire using a garden hose.

Soon, Montreal firefighters were on the scene and it took 30 of them to douse the fire. The door of the garage blew up and landed across the street. “If we were in front of the garage door, we could have been in the hospital,” Cosentino was quoted by CBC as saying.

The garage that was almost destroyed by the explosion | Image courtesy: CBC

Cosentino bought the Hyundai Kona Electric in March this year. He insisted that the vehicle was not charging or even plugged in. 

It is yet not clear what caused the explosion. The Montreal firefighters are currently investigating the electric car fire accident. Louise Desrosiers, with Montreal’s fire service, said there did not seem to be any…

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