Another Tesla Spontaneously Combusts While parked In Garage(unplugged)

Tesla Toronto Fire 

 

Earlier this month, a Tesla Model S sitting in a Toronto garage  ignited and caught on fire. The car was about four months old and was not  plugged in to an electric socket, says a source. Fires are a touchy issue for the company, which reports Q4 2013 earnings on  February 19th.

Last year, three vehicles caught fire over the course of six weeks . The company has previously pointed out in a government filing that the lithium  ion battery cells “have been observed to catch fire or vent smoke and flame.” So  the fires have raised concerns with consumers and caused a flurry in the media —  so much so that CEO Elon Musk has addressed the coverage of these fires himself

This latest fire occurred after the owner came home from a drive and left the  car parked in the garage. After a few moments, the owner’s fire detector went  off and the fire department was called. Though the fire was intense, the firemen  were able to put it out quickly. They also had to remove the other car in the  garage, a Lexus, which was parked next to the Tesla.“Dealing with occasional fires is something that every car company has to do,  as no vehicle is completely fireproof under all circumstances. What matters is  the number of such incidents per car, and it is worth noting that gasoline car  companies experience an average of five to ten times more fires per car than  Tesla. Also extremely important is the fact that there has never been a serious  injury or death in a Model S as a result of a fire or any other cause. The Model  S continues to have the best safety track record of any vehicle in the world. 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.” Shortly after the fire, seven Tesla employees visited the owner of the  vehicle. The company also offered to take care of the damages and inconvenience  caused by the fire, but the owner declined.

Check out more pictures of the fire below:

tesla Toronto fire

 

 

Tesla Fire Toronto

 

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