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Tesla Model S fire in Norway caused by short circuit in car

Tesla Model S fire in Norway caused by short circuit in car

The topic of electric cars and fires is a fraught one, not helped by the recent spate of videos of cheap Chinese hoverboards in flames. Any fire in an electric car tends to make headlines, regardless of whether the facts have been established. Now we have the results of an investigation into the... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla, Irvine Fire Dept Disagree Over Cause Of Garage Fire

Authorities are currently investigating the causes of a fire in a garage in Southern California that contained a Tesla Model S. While the actual cause of the fire remains... read more December 19, 2013 by


 
Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

Tesla Fires: NHTSA Will Probe, Warranty To Cover Fire Damage, Ride-Height Tweak

It's been quite a month for Tesla Motors and its CEO, Elon Musk. In the wake of three fires in Model S electric luxury sedans, a tsunami of media coverage about those fires... read more November 19, 2013 by


 
Tesla Model S battery pack, from U.S. patent 8286743 for Vehicle Battery Pack Ballistic Shield

How Tesla May Beef Up Its Model S Battery Protection System

Unless your name is Brinks, you rarely hear the words "armor" and "car" mentioned in the same sentence. But two recent widely-publicized fires in the Tesla Model S electric... read more November 13, 2013 by


 
Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

Tesla Fires: What We Know, And What We Need To Find Out

There have now been three separate fires among roughly 20,000 Tesla Model S electric luxury sedans on the world's highways. The most recent one, two days ago, seems to have... read more November 8, 2013 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S Signature

Owner Of Tesla Model S That Burned Still Loves Car, Will Buy Another

Since a Tesla Model S electric car caught fire in Washington State last week, Tesla Motors [NSDQ;TSLA] has been trying to put out a fire. It's working to contain any... read more October 7, 2013 by


 
Tesla Model S in flames near Kent, Washington [frame from YouTube video]

First Tesla Model S Fire Caused By Collision With Road Debris

It had to happen sooner or later: a fire in a Tesla Model S. And indeed, as first covered by Jalopnik, Tuesday's fire in one example of the luxury electric sedan outside... read more October 3, 2013 by


 
Ferrari 458 on fire in Brazil

Cars Bursting Into Flames All Over China--And They're Not Electric

Discovering fire is undoubtedly a high point in mankind's history, but it's easy to overlook its benefits when it's consuming something you own. We'll forgive you if your... read more August 5, 2013 by 9


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

338 Fisker Karmas Wrecked By Sandy Waiting For Recall Parts

As luxury automaker Fisker prepares to battle in the courts over its Sandy-damaged Karmas, more details have emerged as to why its cars were sitting at Port Newark in the... read more January 4, 2013 by 3


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Sandy Flood Fire Followup: Fisker Karma Battery Not At Fault

It's becoming an awkward, unfortunate routine. Somewhere, somehow, a Fisker Karma catches fire, and the company rushes in its inspectors and engineers to analyze the... read more November 6, 2012 by 15


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

Sandy Carnage: Fisker Karmas Submerged In Salt Water Burn At Port

For luxury automaker Fisker, things just go from bad to worse. While hurricane Sandy has caused more pressing issues for the East coast and its residents than a few submerged... read more October 31, 2012 by 11


 
2013 Smart ForTwo Iceshine Special Edition

That Smart Electric-Car Fire? Never Mind; It's Not Electric At All

Our hearts sink a little every time we discover news of an electric car fire. Will others also go up in flames? Will the media turn it into an anti-EV frenzy, like they did... read more October 11, 2012 by 12


 
Screen capture from video by Aaron Wood of fire in 2012 Fisker Karma in Wooside, CA, August 2012

Fisker Karma Fire Due To Faulty Cooling Fan, Recall Underway, Factory Says

Well, that was quick. On Saturday, just eight days after a fire badly damaged a 2012 Fisker Karma, the company has completed its forensic investigation, announced the cause... read more August 20, 2012 by 11


 
Fisker Karma on fire in Woodside, California

Fisker Fire Cause: Not Exhaust, Battery, Or Electric Drive, Company Says

While Fisker's new CEO may be getting headlines today, the company continues to grapple with fallout from Friday's fire in a 2012 Fisker Karma. Over the weekend, Fisker had... read more August 14, 2012 by 16


 
Screen capture from video by Aaron Wood of fire in 2012 Fisker Karma in Wooside, CA, August 2012

Second Fisker Karma Fire Casts Fresh Doubt On Plug-In Hybrid

Given the hurricane of bad publicity for the Chevrolet Volt last year over a battery-pack fire (in a crash-testing vehicle, a week after it was wrecked), any fire at all in a... read more August 13, 2012 by 14


 
BYD e6 Fire: Aftermath

High-Speed Impact, Not Batteries, To Blame In BYD Electric Car Fire

The post-impact electric-car fire which led to the death of three people in Shenzhen, China earlier this year was not caused by the car’s battery pack, crash... read more August 6, 2012 by 1


 

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