There are days of storm when we ask ourselves what would happen to our car if lightning struck it.

First of all, it should be noted that the probability of a lightning strike on a car is minimal. This is because the lightnings look for pointed elements located in height such as trees, towers, buildings and lightning rods. Even a person walking in the open field. It is difficult for lightning strike on a vehicle due to its rounded shape and because they circulate over earth.

In the case of lightning strikes our car, it would act like a Faraday Cage, as happens with airplanes. The lightning would circulate on the outside of the car and would discharge on the ground through a point-like element. for example, the exhaust pipe.

For this to happen, the windows should be closed, avoiding any air flow from inside to outside.

The body of the car, especially the point where the lightning strikes, could be damaged getting to be drilled. In addition, electronics would be extremely affected by this impact, since induced voltages would occur in the electronic circuits that would damage it.

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