NTSB launches investigation into another Tesla crash after it caught fire and killed two teens in Florida
The National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday that it is investigating a crash involving a Tesla that killed two teens and injured a third in Florida.
A gray 2014 Model S reportedly ran off the road Tuesday and struck a concrete wall before catching on fire and killing the two teens inside and injuring a third who was ejected from the car in Ft. Lauderdale.
The driver, who was killed, was identified as Barrett Riley. Edgar Monserratt was also killed. A spokeswoman from Tesla didn't immediately comment on this story.
Police said speed may have been a factor in the crash. Police told CNBC they are not focusing on AutoPilot as a cause, but they reportedly told NBC Miami that they are investigating the battery pack to see why the car caught fire so quickly.
It didn't do a lot for the Dreamliner shortly after its launchBattery fires to scare me. When Richard Hammond crashed that Rimac concept, apparently the car kept catching fire for several days after the accident.
Well they've nailed their colo(u)rs to the mast of mass market production and still only managed to make 9,766 Model 3's in the first quarter of 2018.With vehicles from proper car companies such as the likes of I-Pace and the first of Merc's EQ range on the immediate horizon, who would still want to pay megabucks for a glorified computer disguised as an automobile?
Tesla are about to see some serious competition!
Agreed.Production is continuing to climb but is a long way from making Tesla a mass-market player, rather than a debt-ridden, stock-swollen laughing stock with unfulfilled promises and rapidly-declining potential.
Naahhh, Tess is an intelligent woman... she must surely have smelt the Tesla coffee by now ("This coffee tastes like [email protected]#! Basil" - "That's because it is [email protected]#!, Austin!) >
I think most agree mr musk has done a lot to make EV's cool, and has done a lot to promote them and bring them to the mass market (would be better if he could get anywhere near his production targets )
Reliability aside, Tesla owners love their cars:if you also look at the reliability stats tesla are not a reliable car see https://www.newsy.com/stories/tesla-ranks-low-in-consumer-reports-reliability-survey/