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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA): What Happens When The Model S Crashes?

Since Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model S sedan runs on lithium batteries, it’s natural to wonder what happens when it crashes. After all, there have been reports of companies which manufacture this type of battery accidentally burning down their factories. Thankfully for us, Forbes contributor Quora reports on his experiences with a wrecked Model S.

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Tesla’s Model S the safest vehicle

Not too long ago, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) issued a controversial press release stating that the Model S is the safest car on the road. The vehicle did achieve a rating very few other vehicles have achieved, but the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration took issue with the automaker’s wording in the press release. Anyway, this would suggest that the car doesn’t have any problems with the batteries catching fire. As reported by Quora, this does appear to be the case.

He accidentally wrecked his wife’s Model S sedan (imagine the comments if that situation was reversed and she wrecked his car) after being “sideswiped by a hit-and-run.” The vehicle spent “several weeks” in the Tesla body shop in San Carlos.


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