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NHTSA Closes Probe Into Tesla Model S Fires: "Defect Not Identified"

NHTSA Closes Probe Into Tesla Model S Fires: "Defect Not Identified"

It looks like Tesla Motors' brief firefight is now over. Not only has the company announced the fitment of new parts designed to deflect road debris, the cause of two fire incidents towards the end of 2013, but the NHTSA has now closed its probe into the fires--absolving the Model S of blame. Last... read more

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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 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Elon Musk: Model S Fires Overhyped, Car Is Safe

Recent fires of Tesla Model S electric cars aren't worrying the company's CEO, Elon Musk--at least publicly. In a recent CNBC interview (via Forbes), the Tesla Motors... 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 


 
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


 
2013 Ford Escape

Ford Escape EcoBoost Recall Roundup For 1.6-Liter Engine

Vehicle recalls happen with such frequency that it'd be alarming, if not for the fact that most are only for minor issues. But as the 2013 Ford Escape is recalled for the... read more December 3, 2012 by  2


 
2013 Ford Escape, launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011

2013 Ford Escape 1.6-liter EcoBoost Recalled For Potential Engine Fire Risk

Just one month after deliveries of the 2013 Ford Escape started, Ford has made a formal recall of all Ford Escapes fitted with its 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. The recall is to... read more July 19, 2012 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Matt Drudge's Idiotic, Uninformed War Against The Chevy Volt

Recently named by Gizmodo as the second most viral person on the Internet (ahead of Ashton Kutcher!), Matt Drudge is the go-to guy for headlines guaranteed to feed red meat... read more December 21, 2011 by  70


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Today's Volt Update: GM Buyback, Owners Rally, Sales Goal Unmet

Phew. Yesterday was quite a day indeed in Chevy Volt land. A bevy of news items hit the wires, following Monday's offer of loaner cars to Volt owners who weren't comfortable... read more December 2, 2011 by  10


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Electric Car Buyers Unfazed By Fire Reports

Even as Chevrolet celebrated its 100th anniversary recently, different concerns were mounting from some media outlets and green car curmudgeons. They weren't concerned about... read more November 22, 2011 by  5


 
Scenes from dedication of electric-car charging station at Creekside Inn, Palo Alto, CA

French Charging Laws Could Leave Electric Car Adoption in Flames

Earlier this week we told you about the Danish town refusing to allow charging station and battery provider Better Place from installing charging points unless it painted... read more July 21, 2011 by  4


 
110V outlet

Got a 2011 Chevy Volt? Check Your 110V Charge Cable

If you’re thinking of buying a 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, then you’re probably already aware that its 16 kilowatt-hour battery pack is much smaller than... read more July 18, 2011 by  6


 
AFutureEV Fire - Oslo

Electric Vehicle Conversion Fires: What You Need to Know

Earlier this month, a warehouse containing memorabilia owned by rocker Neil Young was involved in a three-alarm fire that destroyed many priceless possessions. Among the... read more November 17, 2010 by  1


 
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