Watch a Tesla Model X Get Ripped Apart – For a Good CauseJune 28th, 2016
If you have ever had the misfortune of witnessing a major accident where someone was trapped inside a vehicle, you may have seen first responders on the scene using incredibly powerful tools to cut cars apart and free the trapped passengers. A very cool video of first responders training to save passengers in a Tesla Model X has surfaced. In the video, we get to see the disassembly of a Model X without the human loss and pain associated with a real crash.
The video shows the firefighters taking the car apart with the Jaws of Life and other tools. This sort of training is important so that first responders know how to quickly and safely remove people from the vehicle in an accident. Since the Tesla Model X rides on top of a huge pile of high voltage components and potentially explosive batteries, among other unique attributes, there are some special safety techniques to be learned.
The first 14 minutes or so of the video walk through the car’s specifics, and then they get down to business slicing it up. The tools used by the firefighters peel away those fancy falcon-wing doors like they’re nothing.