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Road Debris Causes Another Tesla Model S Battery Fire

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AnandY
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AnandY   11/24/2013 12:18:48 PM
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Speaking for myself, I would definitely not get into a car that catches fire every month through no fault of my own, let alone drive the damn thing myself. A good designer foresees future obstacles and sets in place measures meant to counter the same. The accidents simply mean that the manufacturers of the Tesla Model S electric car have simply not done their homework well enough.

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Charles Murray   12/2/2013 6:23:29 PM
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I'll be curious to see NHTSA's take on this issue, AnandY.

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Cabe Atwell   1/20/2014 5:48:42 PM
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Apparently, Tesla has a new battery design in the works that has less of a chance of bursting into flames on impact. Until then drive slowly and on desolate roads with no oncoming traffic and you should be fine.

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Cabe Atwell   5/6/2014 9:59:22 PM
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It's interesting to note that the crash Concorde flight 4590 was also caused by road debris. When will they harden components that can withstand high-velocity impacts?

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Rob Melaia   10/25/2014 9:49:46 AM
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I must say that I find it typical and hypocritical to criticise three fires in obvious circumstances - of electric vehicles - when there are numerous people killed in gasoline / petrol powered vehicles, which are actually death-traps by comparison! If electric vehicles were the norm and gasoline vehicles had never been invented yet - imagine the safety risk in these new gasoline vehicles in comparison! Come on people - get realistic and objective please :-).

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