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2013 Tesla Model S Fire Triggers Stock Slide

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited September 2014 in Tesla

image2013 Tesla Model S Fire Triggers Stock Slide

Shares in Tesla Motors declined on Wednesday after a video posted on YouTube showed a 2013 Tesla Model S in flames near Seattle.

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  • So much for 5+ star crash ratings
  • zoomzoomnzoomzoomn Posts: 143
    While this has had a negative impact on Tesla, they are not alone in the reality that faces electrified vehicles, hybrid and otherwise, when it comes to safety. Tesla states that a piece of metal road debris punctured the armor plating under the battery capsule and that the fire was contained within the capsule until the customer was able to exit the vehicle. One could say that this was a freak accident, but what alarmed me most in this story (read online) was the difficulties that the fire department had in fully extinguishing the fire. They had to cut into the battery compartment because it kept re-igniting the vehicle. Add to that the the potential and added hazard of having to spray a shorted, burning high voltage battery! Makes one question the potential real world problems down the road that will be faced by owners, rescue workers and service technicians.
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