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This Burned-Up Tesla Model X on Ice Is Vermont’s Hottest New Attraction

There’s a curious sight on the frozen surface of Lake Champlain’s Shelburne Bay in Vermont right now: the torched husk of a Tesla Model X.  The owners had taken their Model X ice fishing last Sunday, reports Seven Days. The driver told firefighters and police that he hit a rock somewhere on the way to the […]

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Tesla Driver Dies In Fiery Florida Crash—And Car’s Battery Still Burns A Day Later

A Tesla owner was killed in a fiery crash in Davie, Florida, Sunday afternoon and a day later local emergency officials were still contending with the car’s damaged lithium-ion battery pack that repeatedly reignited while sitting in a towing yard. The man who died in the accident, Omar Awan, was driving on South Flamingo Road […]

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South Florida now has two cases of Teslas bursting into flames. Here’s where else it’s happened.

A deadly weekend car crash in Davie involving a Tesla caused even more alarm when the vehicle’s battery reignited several times after being towed, but it isn’t the first time the technology has posed a challenge for emergency responders. While the list is short, there are other cases within the last decade where electric vehicle […]

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Tesla is being sued for an allegedly defective battery pack catching on fire in fatal crash

A tragic fatal accident that happened last year in a Tesla Model S is coming back to haunt the automaker as the family of one of the deceased passengers is suing Tesla over what they claim was a defective battery pack catching on fire and leading to the fatality. In May of last year, two Fort Lauderdale […]

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Tesla Model S catches fire – twice – after flat tire in California

A week after reports surfaced that a 2014 fire in a Tesla Model S was caused by a bullet fired from inside the car, in the battery of another brand new Tesla Model S caught fire in California. The owner told local news crews that he was driving on Highway 17, which runs from San Jose to […]

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Effort underway to make safer lithium-ion car batteries to help prevent fires

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) — Santa Clara County Fire says it has not yet determined the cause of the battery fire that destroyed a Tesla Model S earlier this week in Los Gatos. In the meantime, an effort is underway to reduce fire risk in lithium-ion batteries. Firefighters like to say they’re in the consequence […]

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South Bay Fire Officials: Dealing With Tesla Fires A Learning Process

CAMPBELL (KPIX 5) – The day after a Tesla Model S vehicle burst into flames not once but twice, Santa Clara County fire officials on Wednesday admitted that they are still learning how to handle fires involving the electric vehicles. The car’s battery pack caught fire twice on Tuesday, leaving the Tesla a charred and smoldering […]

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Tesla Model S Catches Fire in Los Gatos, Reignites Hours Later at Tow Yard

No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was not involved in a collision nor was their work being done on it, fire officials said. A Tesla Model S caught fire Tuesday in a business parking lot in Los Gatos, according to the Santa Clara County Fire Department, then reignited hours later at a tow yard […]

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Tesla Model X On Fire In California: Video

After speeding and crashing into a garage, this Tesla Model X later caught fire. And yes, we’re aware that this fire occurred back in 2017. However, this new video shows for the first time what occurred after the Model X was moved to outside of the garage. You can find the original video from 2017 […]

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Investigation into Tesla Battery Fire Remains Hazy

Months of confusion about a Tesla Model S mysteriously catching on fire hasn’t cleared up yet. However, the NTSB released a preliminary report that laid the foundation for further investigation.  Summary of the original incident In June 2018, actress Mary McCormack reported the incident via her Twitter. She said the issue happened to her husband’s […]

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Tesla says battery fire without crash in LA was ‘extraordinarily unusual occurrence’, still investigating the cause

A few months ago, the battery pack of a Tesla Model S caught on fire in Los Angeles seemingly on its own without any accident. As the NTSB releases a preliminary report about the incident, Tesla released an update saying that the battery fire was “an extraordinarily unusual occurrence’ and it is still investigating the cause. Actress […]

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Tesla spontaneously catches fire with no crash

A Tesla Model S being driven by the husband of actor Mary McCormack caught fire on a Los Angeles street last week, McCormack tweeted Friday night. She posted a video of the car stopped at the side of the road with flames and smoke coming from underneath it. “This is what happened to my husband […]

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Tesla Battery Reignites 6 Days After Crash

Along with new technologies comes new challenges, and electric vehicles are no exception. This lesson was reinforced recently when battery cells from the a fiery Tesla Model X crash reignited days after the original incident. According to Mountain View Fire Chief Juan Diaz, the battery from this particular deadly crash reignited after six days. Some of the cells […]

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Why the Fire that Incinerated a Tesla Was Such a Nightmare to Put Out

On March 23, a 38-year-old man driving a Tesla Model X rammed headfirst into an unshielded highway median while traveling south on U.S. Highway 101 near Mountain View, California. Two other vehicles subsequently rear-ended the SUV, which caught fire after the driver, who later died from his injuries, was pulled from the wreckage. According to […]

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Tesla assists in removing partially destroyed battery pack after tragic fatal crash resulted in a fire

A Tesla Model X driver died of his injuries earlier today after his vehicle caught on fire in a crash on the highway in the Bay Area. Following the accident, Tesla assisted in the removal of the battery pack that caught on fire. There’s a lot of talk about electric vehicle fires even though there’s no statistic showing that […]

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Tesla engineers warn Model 3 batteries could catch fire

The future of the Tesla Semi dims Yesterday CNBC reported that a number of current and former Tesla employees have confirmed that Model 3 productions problems are deeper and more persistent than has been previously reported or acknowledged by the company in its last earnings call. When in the past Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tried to […]

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Tesla Model S FIRE – watch 35 firefighters battle to extinguish blaze

A TESLA Model S caught fire after the driver crashed into a concrete barrier causing the car to erupt into a plume of flames. A Tesla Model S caught fire after it crashed into a concrete barrier.  The impact caused the vehicle to catch ablaze when it came into contact with the concrete wall.  The […]

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Putting out a Tesla Model S fire is pretty hard

Electric cars might be a silver bullet for our transport woes, but what happens when they break down – or crash? They look the same as conventional cars on the outside, but when something goes wrong, the process for sorting EVs out is very different to what we’re used to. Don’t believe me? Watch this […]

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Unintended consequences: Electric car fires on the rise in Norway

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are increasingly commonplace around the world. With that upswing comes the new challenge to emergency responders of what to do when one catches fire. In the USA, which has a stock of 570,000 electric vehicles (Dec. 31, 2016, figure), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) […]

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Tesla Crashes Into Lake Forest Home, Igniting Fire

A motorist escaped with non-life threatening injuries when his all-electric Tesla left the roadway in Lake Forest and crashed into a home, igniting a garage fire that left the residence red-tagged, a fire department captain said Saturday. “The Tesla was coming down the hill, the driver came off the road, went through some vegetation, snapped […]

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