Tesla Is Haunted by Another Model S Fire
A second Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S has gone up in flames, but this time, the blaze was sparked by a crash.
Bloomberg reported Monday that a Tesla accident occurred October 18 near Merida, Mexico, and was the result of a Model S hitting a concrete barrier. The driver of the sedan sustained no serious injuries, but the same couldn’t be said for the vehicle, which was consumed by flames.
Liz Jarvis-Shean, a spokeswoman for the electric car company, confirmed the accident, and said to Bloomberg via an emailed statement: “We were able to contact the driver quickly and are pleased that he is safe. This was a significant accident where the car was traveling at such a high speed that it smashed through a concrete wall and then hit a large tree, yet the driver walked away from the car with no permanent injury.”
This Model S fire is the second Tesla has sustained in October, concerning investors over the true safety of lithium-ion batteries. However, CEO Elon Musk has stood firm in his assertion that electric cars are safer than gasoline-guzzling vehicles, and he has offered several explanations for the cause of the first Model S blaze.