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US: Tesla investigates another Model S fire

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US: Tesla investigates another Model S fire

Just when everything was looking bright again for the electric carmaker, with its shares up again and the European and Chinese expansion in full swing, comes another… fire.

The US company is still waiting for the results of the NHTSA probe initiated in response to the previous Model S fires, updated the software on their home chargers to prevent any fire from overheating and is now looking into a new fire, that involved their coveted Model S in Toronto, Canada.

According to the Business Insider website, the Toronto fire was located in a garage and occurred after the owner came from a drive – also the car was not plugged in to be recharged.

“After a few moments, the owner’s fire detector went off and the fire department was called,” Business Insider said, without providing additional details.

“The Model S continues to have the best safety track record of any vehicle in the world,” Tesla said in a statement. “In this particular case, we don’t yet know the precise cause, but have definitively determined that it did not originate in the battery, the charging system, the adapter or the electrical receptacle, as these components were untouched by the fire.”

Liz Jarvis-Shean, a spokeswoman for the Palo Alto, California-based electric automaker said Tesla is currently reviewing the said fire and has yet to determine the cause or how it started.

Via Bloomberg

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Friday, February 14th, 2014 - filed under Industry, News, Safety, Tesla. Image credit: .
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