Telsa electric car catches fire while charging in Antwerp

Telsa electric car catches fire while charging in Antwerp

A Tesla electric car caught fire while it was plugged into a charging station in Antwerp during the early hours of Saturday morning. The fire department said the charging station was also damaged by the flames. The fire department were able to quickly determine that the fire was caused by a technical problem with the vehicle. It was submerged in a container of water to stop it bursting into flames again. “It takes a lot of time to cool the battery in this type of car down correctly. Our firefighters…

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Nectar swaps BP for Esso amid criticism by climate campaigners

Nectar swaps BP for Esso amid criticism by climate campaigners

A major UK consumer loyalty programme has been criticised by environmental campaigners for making Esso – whose parent company ExxonMobil has been under fire for its track record on climate change – its new fuel partner. Petrol company BP has axed its 16-year partnership with the Nectar loyalty card, which means that from Saturday the 20 million holders of the card – owned by Sainsbury’s – will no longer be able to earn points with BP and will instead pick up Nectar points at Esso-branded sites when filling up their…

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