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Porsche Taycan catches fire in Florida

It’s the only known case of a fire for Porsche’s first EV By Sean O’Kane@sokane1  Feb 18, 2020, 11:28am EST An all-electric Porsche Taycan in Florida caught fire on Sunday, the company has confirmed to The Verge. It’s the first known case of a Taycan catching fire, and Porsche says the cause is unknown at this time. No […]

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Porsche Taycan caught on fire – burning down a garage in Florida

Fred Lambert – February 17th, 2020 A Porsche Taycan electric car caught on fire at a residence in Florida yesterday, leading to significant damage to the house and a complete loss of the car. After launching the Taycan late last year, the German premium automaker started deliveries in December, with the first 130 cars in […]

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NTSB Cites Lithium Battery Fire in Deadly Crash

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A speeding teenage driver caused the fatal crash of a Tesla Inc. vehicle in Florida in 2018 and the subsequent fire in the electric car’s battery contributed to the severity of his injuries, a federal investigation concluded. The man, 18, who had previously […]

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Electric Car Battery Explodes In China While Charging

A battery for an electric vehicle has exploded while charging in a shop in China. A video of the incident was captured by in-store security cameras, which caught the moment the battery began to smoke as an employee stood nearby. Within seconds a large flame exploded out of it, filling the shop with smoke and causing […]

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Tesla under investigation on claim it throttled batteries to hide fire risk

According to a notice published on Tuesday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into Tesla over a possible defect in Model S and Model X battery packs that could cause “non-crash fires.” A defect petition submitted to NHTSA by consumer attorney Edward Chen prompted the investigation. Chen filed the petition on […]

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Battery-gate? Warranty-gate? Tesla Under Fire, says Law Offices of Edward C. Chen, After Series Of Class Action Lawsuits

IRVINE, Calif., Aug 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Edward C. Chen have filed a series of class action lawsuits against Tesla, Inc. for issues relating to the recent battery fires that have occurred worldwide and for Tesla’s used/certified pre-owned car sales. The first lawsuit, titled “Hugh Nguyen v. Tesla, Inc.,” case […]

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Tesla Model 3 Blows Up … Twice … on Busy Highway

This past weekend, a Russian man named Alexey Tretyakov and his two children collided with a parked tow truck while driving down a highway in Moscow. Luckily, no lives were lost—Tretyakov reportedly is suffering from a broken leg—but the car wasn’t so lucky. Not long after the collision, Tretyakov’s Model 3 exploded. Twice. Teslarati reports that […]

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NIO wraps up battery recall early, but it’s at the expense of sales

NIO has replaced all of the affected battery packs it recently recalled for fire risk, and it did so ahead of schedule, the company announced in a press release on Monday. But the recall’s completion has come at the expense of overall sales: the high-profile Chinese EV startup delivered just 837 vehicles in July, making it the […]

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Tesla lawsuit claims thousands lost battery capacity in software update

SAN FRANCISCO — A Tesla owner has filed a lawsuit against the electric vehicle maker, claiming the company limited the battery range of older vehicles via a software update to avoid a costly recall to fix what plaintiffs allege are defective batteries. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday in Northern California federal court alleges fraud and seeks class action status […]

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Tesla owner lawsuit claims software update fraudulently cut battery capacity

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Tesla Inc owner has filed a lawsuit against the electric vehicle maker, claiming the company limited the battery range of older vehicles via a software update to avoid a costly recall to fix what plaintiffs allege are defective batteries. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday in Northern California federal court alleges […]

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Hyundai Kona EV exploded in a garage, blowing the door off

Firefighters in Montreal believe that a Hyundai Kona EV, the all-electric version of the Kona, exploded and caused a garage fire in Île-Bizard on Friday. Piero Cosentino bought a Hyundai Kona EV in March. He told CBC that the electric car was in his garage unplugged on Friday afternoon when he saw dark clouds of smoke coming […]

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Electric car fires: ‘There can be a risk of reignition for up to five days

Local firefighters are describing electric vehicle battery fires as the fires that just don’t go out, with risk of reignition several days after it’s put out. Firefighters are learning it takes nearly 10 times more water to put out an electric vehicle battery fire compared with a petrol or diesel car. Fire and Emergency is […]

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Tesla Model S Shanghai Fire, Range, And Charge Issues Seem Connected

Tesla owners’ complaints pile up while they wait for an official answer. Last April, a Tesla Model S burst into flames in Shanghai. By the end of June, Tesla released the results of their analysis on the accident and announced an update to improve the battery pack’s lifespan. Since May, many owners of vehicles with the same battery […]

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‘Elon Musk Of China’ Suffers $1.2 Billion Wealth Wipeout Amid Battery Fires And Executive Departures

Chinese entrepreneur William Li has tumbled out of the billionaire ranks as shares of his electric-car company, NIO, fell 58% this year. The 44-year-old tycoon, who’s been dubbed the “Elon Musk of China,” has seen his net worth plunge $1.2 billion in less than four months to its current level of $457 million. The Beijing-based […]

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Tesla vehicle fire in Shanghai caused by single battery module

The Tesla Model S vehicle fire that occurred in Shanghai this past April, prompting international media attention, was caused by a single battery module and is not a system defect, the company said Friday. Tesla provided the update on the cause of the fire in a post Friday on its Weibo  social media account. A team of […]

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Tesla Model S battery reignited twice after fatal Florida crash, says NTSB

The battery in a 2014 Tesla  Model S reignited two times after it was involved in a fatal and high-speed crash in Florida in May, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Tuesday. The NTSB report said the electric vehicle was traveling 116 miles per hour three seconds before its 18-year-old driver lost control of the […]

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Parked Teslas Keep Catching on Fire Randomly, And There’s No Recall In Sight

Why are Teslas catching fire? It’s a question we’ve asked Tesla repeatedly only to be met with the same answer: We’re looking into it, and by the way, gas cars catch fire too. Then, silence.  There are over 270 million cars on the road in the United States, and the vast majority of them run […]

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Tesla and Nio fires in China spur electric-car safety checkups

China is ordering carmakers to conduct checks on electric vehicles after cars made by Tesla Inc. and Nio Inc. caught on fire, spurring anxiety over the safety of battery-powered automobiles. Companies need to check for potential safety hazards with battery boxes, waterproof protection in cars and high-voltage wiring harnesses, as well as on-board charging devices, […]

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This New York-listed Chinese electric carmaker’s flagship vehicle keeps catching fire

Even though electric vehicles are less likely to catch fire than gasoline-powered cars, cases of EVs bursting into flames are nonetheless unsettling—especially when they happen to prominent companies like California carmaker Tesla and New York-listed Chinese car brand NIO. NIO’s flagship battery sports utility vehicle ES8 caught fire in China’s central Wuhan city on Friday afternoon (June […]

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Audi recalls its first electric car in the US due to battery fire risk

Audi has announced a voluntary recall on the E-Tron, the company’s first all-electric car, because of a risk for battery fires. The German automaker says the recall covers around 540 E-Trons in the United States, or about half of what Audi has sold since the car’s launch in April. Audi says that a wiring harness glitch in […]

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