[Europe] Dipping electric vehicles into water tanks has been patented and European fire-stations will have to pay licensing fees

This article in an Austrian firefighting journal (unfortunately only in German), talks about a patent for the measure to "extinguish" a vehicle that is causing problems after a fire by cooling it in a closed water tank. A company that produces a special container called "redboxx" for cooling burning electric vehicles has patented not only the container but the whole principle of dipping a burning car into a container filled with water. Fire departments in Germany had to pay a "licensing fee" of 1000€. The patent was granted for all European Union territories.

Fire departments are advised to use other means of extinguishing to avoid the fees.

Here ist the englisch and the german version of the patent.

In my opinion this is a very problematic development. As far as I know this is the only reliable method to extinguish the burning batteries of an electric vehicle, but it could be shut down by the fees.

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