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First Tesla Model S crash in China

Discussion in 'News' started by K5ING, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. K5ING

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  2. Rainbow

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    Lost it allegedly doing a high-speed U-turn? Seems like a lot of Tesla drivers, drive like it is a videogame. In real life there is serious and real consequences.
     
  3. DITB

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    That must be a copy, a fake Model S. Because we all know that electric cars and Pintos burn and explode any time they crash, right?
     
  4. chickensevil

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    Proving that there was good reason they reinforced the sides to pass the pole test. This is a REAL pole test and it looks like it held up VERY well!
     
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    Hmm...how fast do you think the car had to be going on that narrow street to do that kind of damage. I suspect at least 60mph.
     
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    What a waste of a car!! They could have sent it me instead.
     
  7. Lloyd

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    I wonder how chinese insurance works. Do they have coverage?
     
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    Can they salvage the windshield?
    It could go on that MS the buyer beat up because TMC is arrogant!
     
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    That puppy dog bus looks like it's chewing on the missing wheel. Bad dog! Bad dog! Drop it!
     
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    Well, that didn't take long.

    I'm not surprised though, because I don't think most drivers are used to a vehicle with 400+ horsepower going to the rear wheels. I know people who have destroyed much more modestly powered RWD vehicles like the S2000 and BR-Z because they weren't familiar with the handling characteristics.
     
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    I've seen astoundingly bad driving in China -- people running red lights with abandon, deliberately going up one way streets the wrong way, driving on the sidewalk. It's insane.
     
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    And add to that the immensely reckless and disrespectful driving culture in China. Just watch some of the endless dash cam videos ...
     
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    Now that's funny. It has floppy ears and everything.
     
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    Agreed, when I was in Shenzen I saw some incredibly dangerous driving.
     
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    Check out the comments under that article ... one of them is from famous science fiction author Alan Dean Foster. I know he drives a Model S too because he wrote about it in his blog. If he comments on such an esoteric site he must be pretty active regarding all things Tesla.

    I know when I mentioned him in the "celebrities driving Models S" thread I received an anonymous reputation bonus ...
     
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    Is it me or does the frequency of accidents involving a Tesla seem very high given there are only 40k or so of them on the roads throughout the world. There must be a correlation to it for something. Like rich people can't drive. Or the ones that can afford it are usually older and they can't see clearly anymore. lol I'm joking but half serious too haha I understand it's a media frenzy which is why we see it in the news slow but still...seems like people can't drive these cars or something or perhaps because it's the safest car in the world it attracts the worst drivers since they'll be counting on its safety to save their lives lol
     
  17. jerry33

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    To me it seems that every Tesla accident gets nationwide press, while other cars hardly ever even make the local news.
     
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    +1 every day...1. most CN think rules just don't apply for them 2. the average driving "talent" is just bad beyond belief...but to give them some slack...most of them where driving a bicycle just yesterday :wink:
     
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    As others have mentioned, Driving in China is DANGEROUS. People are crazy, they don't follow the rules. I remember being in a car in Beijing with a customer driving. We were in a four lane road on our 2 lanes were quite congested with traffic, while the other 2 lanes in the opposite direction were zipping along quite fast. We were in the right lane, so my customer turns into the left lane and then begins a slow 5 point Y turn into the lane of opposite traffic.

    It's night time, it's smoggy and slight snowfall. There's a giant bus in front of us, so oncoming traffic might not see us jumping into their lane going 50km/hr.

    He essentially was blocking 2 to 3 lanes of traffic as he decides to just turn around and go in the other direction. I was having a panic attack as we could have been hit by cars going in both directions and his slow 30 second U turn was about the most dangerous car maneuver you could think of...And he was doing it like it's a Sunday walk in the park...

    Somehow I managed not to soil myself while I thought my life was hanging by a thread when this guy decides, "this way is too slow...let me do a 30 second Y turn into oncoming traffic and find another route.."


    And that's just one example of me witnessing horrific traffic in China. Traffic signals and stop signs are basically optional. When walking as a pedestrian you need to keep your head on a swivel, you have no idea where the cars might be coming from. If you put your head down and take a look at your phone, you probably end up as roadkill.

    Am I surprised there was an accident in China? That's like asking if you've ever eaten french fries when ordering a Big Mac.


    There was a car accident in China...In other news, water is still wet and grass is still considered green.
     

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