A Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle has been burnt to the ground in Florida, US after its owner charged the car overnight.
It is reportedly the fourth known I-Pace vehicle fire in the vehicles that use LG battery cells— much like the Bolt EV and Kona EV, which were both recalled due to concerns over battery fire risks.
The fire department used flame retardant foam on the vehicle to extinguish the blaze.
In 2020, the vehicle’s owner Gonzalo Salazar bought a new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace in Florida.
Salazar described the incident to industry publication Electrek:
On June 16, I plugged the car in before going to bed. In the morning of June 17, I woke up and unplugged the car. Later that morning, I set out to run some errands. I drove about 12 miles that morning before returning back home and parking the car back in the garage, leaving the garage door open. As I was doing things at home, I heard pops coming from the garage. I decided to go see where the sounds were coming from, and upon walking into the garage, I faced a thick wall of smoke. My thought immediately was, ‘When there is smoke there is fire,’ and I need to get the car out of the house garage.
BEST has contacted Jaguar for a comment, but has not yet received a statement.