By Paul Homewood
h/t Dave Ward
Thankfully nobody was hurt:
A family were forced to flee their home after their hybrid car burst into flames while charging on the driveway.
Miles Freeman, 46, from Birmingham, was downstairs with fiance, Tanya Krupenko, 30, at around 10.30pm on Sunday evening, while their three children slept in their beds.
But after hearing the car alarm the couple discovered the £56,000 Volvo Hybrid XC90 engulfed in flames on their driveway, just feet away from the family home.
The £56,000 car was destroyed and caused £3,000 worth of damage to the family home in Birmingham (pictured are Miles Freeman holding baby Savannah, seven months, with fiance Ms Krupenko and their other children Olivia, 5, and Harrison
Emergency services arrived at the home within five minutes and were able to get the fire under control not before it burnt out the car
Mr Freeman claims he has been unable to get to bottom of how the fire started after buying the ex-demo car from the Johnson’s Volvo dealership, in Solihull, in October, last year
The fire caused damage to the garage and frontage of the house in Alcester Road, where five bedroom homes can cost up to £470,000.
Mr Freeman, who owns a battery recycling company, said: ‘We were making a cup of tea in the kitchen when we heard a noise from the front of the house.
‘But after looking out of the window we couldn’t believe the car was engulfed in flames.
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Volvo have already promised to get out of conventional engined cars, with all new cars launched after 2019 to be electric or hybrid. This news will hardly help their new strategy.
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April 12, 2018 at 07:52AM