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Tesla Motors shares dropped Monday after reports of a second fiery crash involving the company's Model S electric car.

On Oct. 17 in Merida, Mexico, a Model S sped into a roundabout, crashed through a concrete wall and hit a tree. The driver fled the scene before the car went up in flames. The U.S. automotive Web site Jalopnik reported the story Monday, citing the Mexican newspaper Progreso Hoy.

Tesla responded that the Model S protected the driver despite the severe, high-speed crash.

"He is appreciative of the safety and performance of the car and has asked if we can expedite delivery of his next Model S," a Tesla spokeswoman said.

It was the second time this month that a Model S

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On Oct. 17 in Merida, Mexico, a Model S sped into a roundabout, crashed through a concrete wall and hit a tree. The driver fled the scene before the car went up in flames. 

 

And because some idiot can't drive the stock market goes crazy? God help us all. What a non-story.

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Sad - just test drove a Model S (P 85), and what a car. I was a little disappointed with the performance though. 

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So everytime there is a car crash, auto company shares drop?

 

WTF, must be slow news day...

 

p.s: never mind, I clicked on article, what else you can expect from Yahoo

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And because some idiot can't drive the stock market goes crazy? God help us all. What a non-story.

 

That has nothing to do with it.  The issue is, accidents do happen in cars, often.  And when these ones crash, they go up in flames, where normal cars rarely do in a regular driving accident of this nature.

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That has nothing to do with it.  The issue is, accidents do happen in cars, often.  And when these ones crash, they go up in flames, where normal cars rarely do in a regular driving accident of this nature.

 

Actually statistically speaking, gas powered cars go up in flames at quite a bit higher rate than these do. Not to mention both Tesla crashes have kept their drivers much safer than many competitors cars would've in a similar situation fire or not.

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Actually statistically speaking, gas powered cars go up in flames at quite a bit higher rate than these do. Not to mention both Tesla crashes have kept their drivers much safer than many competitors cars would've in a similar situation fire or not.

 

Didn't one of these burst into flames recently in a very light accident?

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Didn't one of these burst into flames recently in a very light accident?

 

Article points that accident and no, it wasn't a very light accident.

 

Also i would like to see how many cars burned up this past month because of accidents. Yep, more than Tesla. Was it news? nope.

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So, Ford Pinto 2.0?

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Article points that accident and no, it wasn't a very light accident.

 

Also i would like to see how many cars burned up this past month because of accidents. Yep, more than Tesla. Was it news? nope.

 

Of course there were more than Tesla, what have they sold, 10 of them?

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So, Ford Pinto 2.0?

 

Panic.In.New.Tesla.Often  lol

 

(Put.In.New.Transmission.Often) old joke made new

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Of course there were more than Tesla, what have they sold, 10 of them?

 

according to the all knowing internet

 

Since its introduction, cumulative sales reached 12,700 units through June 2013, with most units delivered in the U.S.

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Third Tesla Model S fire raises fresh questions, NHTSA query

 

Another Tesla Model S involved in a traffic crash caught fire near Smyrna, Tenn., on Wednesday after an apparent strike by road debris

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I love how Tesla is getting special attention for car accident fires. It's not gasoline powered cars CAN'T catch on fire after they get into accident :rolleyes:

 

Now, if they were spontaneously combusting, that would be a problem (tsk tsk Fisker)

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Tesla car fires 'definitely' will not lead to recall -CEO

DETROIT, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc willnot recall its Model S electric car despite three vehicle firesthat raised safety questions and hurt the automaker's stockprice, CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday.

"There's definitely not going to be a recall," Musk saidduring a New York Times DealBook conference televised on CNBC."There's no reason for a recall, I believe."

Three Model S fires have been reported since early October,most recently in Tennessee last week. Two fires occurred afterthe Model S driver ran over a piece of debris that damaged thecar's battery pack.

After Musk's comments, the U.S. National Highway TrafficSafety Administration reiterated that it was gatheringinformation about the third fire.

NHTSA is also communicating with Tesla and Tennesseeauthorities to determine if additional action is needed, such asa deeper probe that may lead to a recall.

 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-car-fires-definitely-not-225101839.html

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People are idiots. It's time to invest in TSLA! :D

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it's a battery problem. they need to find better ways to protect it.

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it's a battery problem. they need to find better ways to protect it.

It's protected by a 1/4 inch bottom plate. Had these fires happened in a typical gasoline car, it most likely would've caught fire too. You just don't hear about the 150k automobile fires that happen in the US, because it's so freaking common. Contrast that to the number of Tesla's that have caught fire.

 

The problem here is consumers here are stupid and/or uneducated about the Model S design. Most people just see these fires and lose confidence in the Model S engineering/design. It is actually one of the safest cars on the road today.

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It's protected by a 1/4 inch bottom plate. Had these fires happened in a typical gasoline car, it most likely would've caught fire too. You just don't hear about the 150k automobile fires that happen in the US, because it's so freaking common. Contrast that to the number of Tesla's that have caught fire.

 

The problem here is consumers here are stupid and/or uneducated about the Model S design. Most people just see these fires and lose confidence in the Model S engineering/design. It is actually one of the safest cars on the road today.

 

perhaps. i think there are ways that they can help stop these fires. maybe an on-board extinguisher that douses the batteries when it senses a collision.

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This is one of those stories that really sounds bad, until you compare it to the reality of the norm. Ferraris and Lamborghinis, not to mention all conventional vehicles, are much more likely to catch on fire than a Tesla.

The NHTSA/NTSB takes fires very seriously, and they didn't say that the Model S was the safest car ever tested as long as it doesn't catch on fire. It's simply just the safest car ever tested.

Can Tesla do more to prevent fires, sure. But, it's not like Tesla did too little to prevent fires in the first place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz2FMfv-CSc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Al3IUHt9Wc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML2KjY9ojnc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNyjiFmjfxw

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People are idiots. It's time to invest in TSLA! :D

 

Actually, the big boat sailed away about a year ago when this sticker was below $35  :D before reaching a high of $190. These days, it's trading at a modest discount ($135-140) which is good because there's room for some moderate growth.  

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