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A Tesla Model S caught fire in a garage in San Francisco

A Tesla Model S sedan caught fire in a garage in San Francisco, the San Francisco Fire Department tweeted on Friday. The incident was reported around midnight on Friday. Firefighters saw smoke near the vehicle’s rear right tire, though the vehicle was not charging at the time. The fire was extinguished, and the vehicle was removed from […]

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Life, death, and spontaneous combustion — here’s why the debate about Tesla fires just got more fierce

It broke out as a Tesla Model S was sitting in a parking garage. The car had not just suffered an impact, as in previous fire cases, and it was not charging. Thankfully, no one was hurt. The company is investigating the incident. In the world of Tesla, fires have become a battleground for the […]

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At Least Three Electric Vehicles Have Spontaneously Exploded in China This Week

Reports of a third electric vehicle spontaneously combusting have emerged in China this week. A parked SUV made by leading vehicle and battery manufacturer BYD caught fire in Wuhan city Wednesday, the local firefighting department confirmed. The incident comes just days after reports surfaced of cars made by Tesla and Nio suddenly catching fire.  BYD later said […]

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EV Explosions Spark Safety Concerns

News of two self-ignited electric vehicles within two days fueled concerns about EV safety in China. Tesla and Nio, the makers of the cars that burned, confirmed the incidents on Monday and said they are investigating. Both cars were parked, no one was injured, and it remains unclear what caused the fires. What might have been the […]

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Tesla investigates viral video of Model S exploding in parking lot

There have been at least 14 instances of Tesla cars catching fire since 2013, with the majority occurring after a crash. Tesla said it has sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media that showed a parked Model S exploding, the latest in a string of fire incidents involving Tesla cars. The […]

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A Tesla Model X SUV caught fire after being towed to a shop, despite a company employee saying it wouldn’t

One Tesla owner in Pittsburgh has had bad luck with Tesla’s Model X SUV. After briefly catching fire in February, the car caught fire once again about three hours after being towed to a repair shop in Monroeville on Wednesday, just outside of the city, according to CBS Pittsburgh, which first reported on the incident.  Firefighters battled the blaze […]

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See an Emergency Crew’s Shocking Way of Extinguishing a Fiery BMW i8

Electric cars are presenting new problems for emergency crews: extremely volatile battery fires, but firefighters in the Netherlands have learned to take no chances when it comes to these types of incidents. Such is this case involving a BMW i8, where firefighters acted quickly using a crane and a portable vat of water to prevent the […]

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Fatal Tesla Model S crash illustrates challenge of EV fire

A crash and subsequent fire of a Tesla Model S near Fort Lauderdale last month that claimed the driver’s life illustrates once again a unique challenge presented by electric vehicles: that electric vehicle battery fires are very difficult to put out. Bloombergreports that police initially tried to put out the blaze using a department-issued fire extinguisher, to no avail. Chemicals used in conventional […]

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What First Responders Don’t Know About Fiery Electric Vehicles

After an out-of-control Tesla Model S plowed into a stand of palm trees on a highway median outside Fort Lauderdale last month, police rushed to put out the ensuing blaze using a department-issued fire extinguisher. It was a wasted effort. The car kept on burning after the crash, which killed the driver. The police may […]

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Crawley Tesla fire: Explosions reported as blaze rips through showroom

A fire has torn through a Tesla showroom in West Sussex, damaging at least half of the premises before being brought under control. Explosions were reportedly heard from the building, but the car manufacturer confirmed that no one had been hurt in the blaze. The public were advised to avoid the area due to large quantities of […]

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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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