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Second Model S on fire (October 18th, 2013 in Merida, Mexico).

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Benz, Oct 28, 2013.

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    Statement from Tesla:
     
  2. FlasherZ

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    Hate seeing them torn up, but we knew it was bound to happen. Another testament to the safety of the vehicle.
     
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    Hard to tell what is burning (might not be battery) as the video is from too far away. Wish the cameraman had zoomed in. From the one pic it looks like the car is resting on a telephone pole perhaps? Also, the speeds involved must be high as the front driver wheel is not visible and the rear drivers side wheel is off the axle and there is no damage to the rear bumper.
     
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    Why are blurry cams still legal in this day in age?

    That said it flew into the air after hitting something than slammed into a wall and a tree...That is quite a beating it took.

    Though in the after image it does look like the fire was also only in the front, but it is hard to tell.
     
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    looks like a wicked wreck
    do they just let it burn for a while to watch it or what?
     
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    There are some explosions that go off... given it's Mexico, I wonder if there was ammo in the frunk. Unfortunately, the video starts when the police are already on scene so we don't see how long it took before the vehicle caught fire in a serious way.
     
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    Yep cars catch fire--where's the news?
     
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    Looks like it was a heck of accident. The driver likely will not be able to escape alive should it be a car with gasoline tank.
     
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    When there would be more then 10 Tesla fires per day (20 million++ Teslas on the road?), everyone would stop to care... Just like no one cares about BMW or Mercs fires...
     
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    QUOTE:Here's a statement from a Tesla spokeswoman, who says the crash did not put the owner off of Model S ownership.

    “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. He is appreciative of the safety and performance of the car and has asked if we can expedite delivery of his next Model S.”
     
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    Yes lets expedite delivery of another Model S to a man who drukenly destroyed it and fled the scene...lol
     
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    Bad drivers who drink and have more money than they know what to do with are the best customers you know. They buy several times as many cars...
     
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    Multiple sales, if he destroys the second, third and fourth Tesla will have sold one person five cars ;) If he manages to survive them all with no scratches it's a testament to car safety ;)
     
  16. brianman

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    No, it's not. Car might have saved their lives; why drive anything else?

    In fact, I think it's worth putting the quote here.

    If that isn't an endorsement for the car from someone who knows what it's like in life-at-risk conditions, I don't know what is.
     
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    here is the image on yahoo


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    looks like drunk driver or doing some kind of speeding stunt
     
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    How do you walk out of that without serious injuries?! I don't understand how that's possible! Tesla is truely an amazing car
     
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    The real news is that the driver is fine.
     

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