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First Tesla Model S Fire Caused By Collision With Road Debris

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 Seattle, Washington, generated a remarkable amount of media coverage. Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] issued a statement on the accident... read more

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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

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

Lithium-ion battery pack for 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car

Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Tester Tightens Standards

Electric cars aren't cut much slack in the mainstream media, and any issues are usually jumped upon before facts have time to surface. Recent high-profile battery failures... read more June 17, 2013 by  0

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mitsubishi Issues Second Recall For Outlander Plug-In Hybrid In Japan

Mitsubishi has recalled 4,313 of its Outlander Plug-In Hybrids in Japan to fix a potential defect that it identified last month. The company resumed production of the plug-in... read more June 5, 2013 by  1

The 2010 Toyota Prius

Recall For Some 2010 Toyota Prius, Lexus HS 250h Models

Toyota said today it would recall some 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid cars in the U.S. due to a potentially faulty brake-pressure accumulator. The component... read more June 5, 2013 by  4

2013 Ford Fusion Energi

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Gets Top Safety Ratings From NHTSA, IIHS

The belief that electric cars must somehow perform badly in crashes is slowly being eroded, with many well-known examples scoring well in crash tests around the world. The... read more May 21, 2013 by  0

2013 Nissan Leaf

2013 Nissan Leaf Electric Car Gets IIHS 'Top Safety Pick' Rating

Nobody really wants to crash, but if you're unfortunate enough to do so it's nice to know your chances of escaping injury are better than most. That's the case with the 2013... read more May 9, 2013 by  1

2013 Tesla Model S

Don't Cry: Tesla Model S Torn Apart For Safety's Sake

Modern cars feel so substantial and safe they can often feel impregnable--you're just rolling along in your little bubble, protected from the world outside. The Model S, the... read more March 7, 2013 by  6

'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Tesla CEO Musk: Boeing 787 Batteries 'Inherently Unsafe'

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is hardly shy and retiring. He tweets out random financial results, states as fact things that haven't quite happened yet, and regularly speaks his... read more January 30, 2013 by  25

red 2012 Mitsubishi i

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Cars Recalled To Fix Braking Problem

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is recalling 14,700 Mitsubishi i, or i-MiEV electric cars over a brake fault. The global recall will fix a component of the brake booster system. In... read more January 24, 2013 by  1


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