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Slideshow: 'Bizarre' Incident Led to Tesla Battery Fire

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tekochip
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tekochip   10/8/2013 1:06:20 PM
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A fuel tank full of gasoline would not have faired any better.

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Nancy Golden   10/8/2013 12:44:21 PM
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Failure analysis is bringing new information to light that seems to work in favor of the Tesla - especially since the passenger compartment did as well as it did considering the massive fire inches away. However - perception is everything and regardless of the facts that are being unearthed after careful investigation - this incident has defintely caused further damage to the already fragile reputation of EVs.

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Rob Spiegel   10/8/2013 10:27:31 AM
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Yes Jenn, in the video it was clear that only the front engine compartment was on fire. What's unfortunate about this incident is that it's so unusual it really can't be fixed through engineering. It ends up adding -- probably unfairly -- to the perception that EVs are not safe. I thought the conversation between the two guys taking the video was perfect. Thanks for not cutting the audio.

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Jennifer Campbell   10/8/2013 10:16:54 AM
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I've read other reports that said the car is designed so well that the fire was contained to the front, and didn't immediatly engulf the cabin. I'm glad to hear that the driver escaped unscathed, but it can't be a very good feeling to watch your Telsa go up in flames!

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Rob Spiegel   10/8/2013 8:37:23 AM
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Chuck, and can see a number or reasons that video went viral. It feeds the concern that EVs can be dangerous. There must have been some delay before the fire that allowed the driver to escape.

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Elizabeth M   10/8/2013 7:09:41 AM
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Thanks for your continued excellent coverage of this, Chuck. It's good to know that it was a bizarre and rare incident that led to this fire, and that it wasn't some major defect in the battery. Still, these incidents are troublesome and I hope any issues that could potentially cause them are resolved by engineers before something like this happens again.

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