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

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 [NSDQ:TSLA] founder said reports of the fires were little more than an overreaction by the press--and that Tesla's cars are still... read more

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

NHTSA: No Further Probe Of Tesla Model S Electric-Car Fire

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided not to investigate the first fire involving a Tesla Model S luxury electric car. The agency said it... read more October 28, 2013 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius V Fails IIHS Automatic-Braking Safety Test, Owners Sue

Toyota is in hot water over a safety system that isn't performing as advertised. Last month, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released its ratings of... read more October 11, 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 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Ford C-Max Hybrids Recalled To Add Missing Door Chime

While hybrids and plug-in hybrids are known for silent running, in the case of the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi, a certain kind of quietness is a bad thing. Ford is... 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 


 
Subaru Outback in IIHS frontal crash prevention system test.

IIHS Unveils First Frontal-Crash Protection Ratings; 13 Of 74 High-Rated

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is now rating frontal-crash prevention systems. The IIHS says it decided to test these systems, which automatically... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Focus Electric Drivers: Has Your Electric Car Suddenly Stalled?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating customer claims that the Ford Focus Electric can stall suddenly, completely shutting down while... read more September 12, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)

2013 Tesla Model S Crash Tests: What Cars To Compare It To?

Earlier this week, trumpets were blown for Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], whose Model S luxury electric sedan attained the highest-ever rating in the National Highway Traffic... read more August 24, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)

NHTSA Rebukes Tesla Over Non-Existent "5.4-Star" Safety Rating

Small and startup companies often resort to attention-getting publicity to further their causes. Occasionally they get their wrist slapped for overreaching. And that's what... read more August 22, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)

Tesla Models S Gets Highest Safety-Test Score Ever Awarded By NHTSA

The Tesla Model S is no stranger to awards and high scores, but its latest accolade could be its most important yet. Its five-star National Highway Traffic Safety... read more August 20, 2013 by 


 
2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive NHTSA crash test (Image via crashnet1.com)

2013 Smart Electric Drive: 4 Stars Overall For Crash Safety From NHTSA

The 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is the latest electric vehicle to have undergone the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's crash test procedures. Following... read more August 15, 2013 by 


 
2013 Kia Soul  -  rated POOR in IIHS small overlap frontal impact test

Which 2013 Small Cars Are IIHS Top Safety Picks?

It's not hard to see why small cars have increased in popularity over the last decade or so. Always popular among some buyers for their gas-saving abilities, today's small... read more August 8, 2013 by  2


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Gets Five Stars For Crash Safety From NHTSA

The Tesla Model S electric sedan has become the latest car to be awarded a full five star crash test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While it's... read more August 8, 2013 by  33


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volts--Just Four--Recalled For Brake Valve Glitch

It just may be the most minimal safety recall in history. General Motors said yesterday it would recall precisely four 2012 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric cars to fix... read more June 28, 2013 by  2


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Recall Announced For Rear-Seat Latch Bracket

Tesla Motors announced this morning that it will conduct a partial recall of Model S electric sedans manufactured between May 10 and June 8 of this year to fix a potentially... read more June 19, 2013 by  7


 
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