The Toyota BZ4X electric crossover became the main character of a report by NBC10 Boston. A car crashed into the ocean in Lynn, Massachusetts. The driver, who had just left the salon, stood and watched as his electric car plunged into the water. According to Carscoops, the reason is the owner’s forgetfulness, who did not change gear in the parking lot.
The two men were sitting at the Blossom Street ferry terminal near the boat ramp having lunch. When the driver got out to dump trash a few feet from the SUV, it rolled into the water. Passenger Jerry Cardona attempted to stop the vehicle. Realizing that this was impossible, he climbed out through the window and returned safely to the shore.
Rescuers arrived at the scene and pulled the Toyota BZ4X to shore. To do this, they had to use a boat, the local fire department and a tow truck. But the owner's problems will not end there. Salt water and battery don't mix well.
According to the US Coast Guard, salt water entering an electric vehicle battery can cause a fire. In this particular case, this is unlikely to have happened, given the thickness of the water covering the car. But a fire cannot be ruled out some time after the incident.