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Tesla Model S Proves That Autopilot Isn’t The Only Safety Risk

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It seems that Tesla have more to worry about than safety with the Autopilot system. Recently a Tesla Model S caught fire when it was at a charging station in China and Tesla is now investigating the incident.

At the time of the fire, when the Tesla Model 3 in question burst into flames, it wasn’t plugged in. Tesla said that at the moment it isn’t clear why or how the fire started or whether it was the car itself or something left in the cabin of the vehicle.

The fire quickly spread to another Tesla Model S that was on charge at the Supercharger station in China. Tesla has said that no-one was injured in the incident and they went on to say that they are making a full investigation and would share their findings.

This isn’t the first incident where a Tesla vehicle has caught on fire. One at a Supercharger station in Norway last year caught fire and this was said to be the fault of a short-circuit. Another set on fire in France during a test drive and this was blamed on human error.

So it looks like Tesla might have something else to worry about other than the Autopilot on the Tesla Model S.

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2 Comments

  1. Brian

    March 8, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    So the car, described as a Tesla Model 3, which isn’t even in beta production yet, “burst into flames” yet we see the vehicle in the photo and no one was hurt. Pretty sure there’s some inconsistencies here and of course, anything to make the game-changing electric car company look bad because, well, “they have problems.”

    Of course, hundreds of people die in the US each year in vehicles powered by gasoline including many law enforcement officers, particularly in the Ford Crown Victoria.

    How many people die Supercharging or even charging? Well, none, really. How many people die pumping gas…well, more than none, but we’re only concerned about those electric cars, because they’re “bad”, right?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_fire

  2. Brian

    March 8, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    So the car, described as a Tesla Model 3, which isn’t even in beta production yet, “burst into flames” yet we see the vehicle in the photo and no one was hurt. Pretty sure there’s some inconsistencies here and of course, anything to make the game-changing electric car company look bad because, well, “they have problems.”

    Of course, hundreds of people die in the US each year in vehicles powered by gasoline including many law enforcement officers, particularly in the Ford Crown Victoria.

    How many people die Supercharging or even charging? Well, none, really. How many people die pumping gas…well, more than none, but we’re only concerned about those electric cars, because they’re “bad”, right?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_fire