One tesla Model S was involved in a fire

Posted on Tuesday, 8 October 2013 , 05:10:20 byEmil

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One tesla Model S was involved in a fire

Tesla manages to bring smiles on many faces, but last week, one Model S was involved in a crash followed by a fire. The good news is that no body was hurt or injured even if the accident sounds very serious. Days after, the CEO of the company Elon Musk declared that the cause for the accident was in fact a large metal object that probably has fallen off a truck this got in the way of the Model S. Just to make a better idea, the metal body managed to break the ¼-inch thick underbody panel with no problem what so ever. The fire came from the front battery module, according to the man which in the end started blaming the firefighters for worsening the fire. Musk continues to reassure that is it safer to drive a battery-powered vehicle than a vehicle that carries around a highly flammable liquid. Despite the incident, the owner of the Tesla continues to be a fan of the brand, knowing that the car itself is not to blame, but the exterior impediments are the ones causing the incident. The fire started in the front battery module which has a total of 16 modules. The vents the model is equipped with directed the flames down towards the road and away from the vehicle. It is still good that the Model S was there and not a gasoline-powered car as these have only a thin metal sheet protecting the underbody making the destruction of the fuel supply lines or fuel tank very easy. The ones concerned now about fire hazards in electric vehicle should stay calm and know that EVs are far safer in comparison to other vehicles that carry around big quantities of flammable liquid.