Here's another disadvantage of electric cars. If one catches on fire, it can be a disaster to put out. On April 17, 2021, when firefighters responded to a call at around 9:30 p.m., they came upon a Tesla Model S that had crashed, killing two people, and was now on fire. They extinguished it, but then a small flare shot out of the bottom of the charred hulk. Firefighters quickly put out those flames. Not long after, the car reignited for a third time. Eight firefighters ultimately spent seven hours putting out the fire. They also used up 28,000 gallons of water - an amount the department normally uses in a month. That same volume of water serves an average American home for nearly two years. By comparison, a typical fire involving an internal combustion car can be quickly put out with approximately 300 gallons of water An electric car fire is like 'a trick birthday candle' — and a nightmare for firefighters (msn.com) Yes it's true fires are rare. But when an electric car does catch fire, it doesn't sound very eco-friendly. Can you imagine, using up enough water that an average home uses in 2 years. One wonders whether all the little things like this are really taken into account, when calculating exactly how environmentally friendly these type of new "econ-friendly" alternatives like electric cars are.