Tesla Mannequin S catches hearth after battery puncture, Musk responds
A Tesla Mannequin S caught hearth on the freeway just lately after its backside-mounted battery compartment was struck by a bit of metallic. That piece of metallic punched a 3-inch gap by way of quarter-inch armor plating, impaling the automotive with a “peak drive on the order of 25 tons” based on firm CEO Elon Musk’s publish on the Tesla weblog. Even after firefighters punctured the battery’s protecting cowl to extinguish the hearth, it by no means reached the passenger compartment. For his half, Musk was fast to notice how low the hearth ratio is in his EVs in comparison with conventional autos; one for each one hundred million miles pushed in a Tesla, whereas one fuel-powered car catches hearth for each 20 million miles traveled. There’s even an e-mail thread between the affected proprietor and Tesla’s VP of gross sales and repair on the supply, too. Spoiler alert: The corporate provided the proprietor a white loaner mannequin for the interim.
Concerning the Mannequin S hearth … http://t.co/7LSBaNbnyd
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October four, 2013