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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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Challenges in dealing with electric car battery fires, fire chiefs say

Two electric car fires have already occurred in the Tri-Cities, one in Port Moody, one in Coquitlam – with the surge in popularity of electric vehicles, firefighters have to stay abreast of new technology A surge in the popularity of electric cars is proving problematic for Tri-City firefighters who are scrambling to keep up with […]

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Tesla vehicle caught on fire while plugged in at Supercharger station

A Tesla Model S has caught on fire and completely burned down while plugged in at Tesla’s Supercharger station in Antwerp, Belgium. The local news is reporting that the Model S caught on fire a little while after starting to charge (translated from Dutch): “The driver of the car had parked it at a so-called ‘Supercharger’, […]

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Auto analysts worry Tesla fires could dampen electric car sales as industry ramps up EV production

Recent reports of Tesla vehicles spontaneously catching fire could make potential customers wary at a time when virtually every automaker is getting ready to roll out battery-based vehicles, industry executives and analysts worry. Tesla said earlier in the week that it’s investigating the most-recent fire and sent out a software update to tens of thousands of its […]

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Tesla Responds to Model S Fires With Battery Software Update

Within the past month two Tesla Model S electric vehicles have burst into flames while unattended in a parking lot. We still don’t know why, but Tesla is now responding with a software update. As Reuters reports, a battery software update has now been released by Tesla for both the Model S and Model X lines […]

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Tesla Fires Sound Alarms About Electric-Car Battery Safety

Electric vehicles may be less prone to catch fire than gas guzzlers, but recent blazes involving Tesla Inc. and NIO Inc. cars in Greater China are prompting the industry to take steps to alleviate concerns from potential customers. Worries heightened after reports emerged of a fire involving a Tesla in a Hong Kong parking lot. Weeks earlier, a video on Chinese […]

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Tesla issues battery software update after Hong Kong vehicle fire

Tesla has started pushing out a software update that will change battery charge and thermal management settings in Model S sedans and Model X SUVs following a fire in a parked vehicle in Hong Kong earlier this week. The software update, which Tesla says is being done out of “an abundance of caution,” is supposed […]

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Another parked Tesla Model S burst into flames in China

Less than a month after a parked Tesla exploded in Shanghai, another Model S has caught fire, this time in a Hong Kong car park. Local newspaper Apple Daily reported (link in Chinese) that the vehicle began to emit smoke and burst into flames about half an hour after it was parked, and three explosions were heard. The […]

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