Tesla Motors

The first Model S fire occurred along a freeway near Seattle. (Getty Images)

U.S. Safety Agency Opens Probe Into Tesla Fires

The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog is investigating whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery.

11/19/2013

Tesla officials say a car fire in Kent started in its battery. (Getty Images)

Tesla Says Seattle Car Fire Began In Battery

A fire that destroyed a Tesla electric car near Seattle began in the vehicle’s battery pack, officials said Wednesday, creating challenges for firefighters who tried to put out the flames.

10/03/2013

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