Report: Tesla-Panasonic battery waste could lead to battery flaws
Tesla's manufacturing struggles to build the Model 3 at its Fremont, California, factory have been well documented. The same can't be said for its partner Panasonic, as it struggles to build enough new lithium-ion batteries to power them. A report by Business Insider, quoting three current and...Eric C. Evarts
Tesla Model S catches fire—twice—after flat tire in California
A week after reports surfaced that a 2014 fire in a Tesla Model S was caused by a bullet fired from inside the car, in the battery of another brand new Tesla Model S caught fire in California. The owner told local news crews that he was driving on Highway 17, which runs from San Jose to Santa Cruz...Eric C. Evarts
Tesla battery reignites twice after fatal Florida crash: NTSB report
Following a crash in early May that killed two teenagers, the battery in the Tesla Model S the teens were driving reignited twice after firefighters had initially extinguished it, according to the preliminary report released Tuesday by the NTSB. The report notes that the car was traveling 116 mph...Eric C. Evarts
Director's Tesla Model S catches fire in L.A.
A Tesla fire in Los Angeles last week is drawing attention again to the safety of the cars' lithium-ion batteries. British television and stage director Michael Morris drove his Tesla Model S on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood when a couple in another car flagged him down and told him to...Eric C. Evarts