Elon Musk is dealing with a massive electric vehicle problem that threatens the industry

Climate change activists are all in on eliminating gas-powered cars.

But the technology is nowhere near capable of phasing out those cars entirely.

Now Elon Musk is dealing with a massive electric vehicle problem that threatens the industry.

Electric vehicles have surged in popularity in recent years, thanks in large part to Elon Musk’s Tesla.

However, the Left’s monomaniacal push for EVs to replace gas-powered cars is running up against reality.

There are still many issues that must be worked out, namely batteries catching on fire.

Electrek reported that a “Tesla Megapack used on a mobile Supercharger caught on fire and completely burned down in Baker, California. We previously reported on this contraption that Tesla sometimes brings to busy Supercharger stations. It’s a trailer fitted with a Megapack, Tesla’s biggest stationary energy storage system, and a bunch of Superchargers. The result is a mobile Supercharger station that Tesla can bring to Supercharger stations when more capacity is needed – especially during holidays. That’s exactly what Tesla did at its Baker, California, Supercharger station for people traveling for the New Year, but the mobile Supercharger caught on fire on January first, according to Tesla drivers stopping by the station. Plugshare user Jonathan posted ‘currently on fire!!!’ on the station’s page on Sunday . . .”

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EV fires are relatively rare, but still common enough to warrant caution.

On top of that, the fires from the lithium batteries burn exceptionally hot and require significantly more water to extinguish.

A Tesla fire in Connecticut required an eye-popping 25,000 gallons of water to extinguish.

Tesla owners also experienced a separate issue over the winter holidays.

Due to the inclement weather, they were unable to get inside their cars because the electronic components for the door lock had frozen.

On the production side, the push for EVs is not being driven by market demand.

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda admitted, “People involved in the auto industry are largely a silent majority . . . That silent majority is wondering whether EVs are really okay to have as a single option. But they think it’s the trend so they can’t speak out loudly.”

That “trend” is being pushed by governments and gigantic asset management firms like BlackRock.

Companies are judged by their ESG (environmental, social, and governance) scores.

If companies get dinged for ESG, these massive firms can sell off shares and tank their stock price.

Climate zealots are pushing EVs at the highest levels even if market demand is not there.

Sadly, the result is a subpar product that leaves consumers wanting.

Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.

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