Whenever it comes, an influx of millions of electric vehicles on the nation's roads will bring with it new safety challenges.
Battery behavior remains a vexing subject, one that mechanics and first responders to collisions will need to be well versed in. But the industry need not wait until the electric future arrives to make such preparations.
Lessons learned about battery safety proliferate. Here's a quick rundown of some past and present safety challenges related to batteries and how they've been handled.