Tesla Model S Catches Fire after High Speed Crash

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Tesla Model S catches fire after high speed crash as it makes headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent times

Tesla Model S has been creating headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent times. Recently in a new incident the Tesla Model S has been reported to catch fire after a high speed crash in Netherlands, which resulted in the driver’s death. Reports suggest, the premium electric sedan caught fire immediately after the impact and the 53 year old man at behind the steering wheel was killed immediately.

By the time the local firefighters reached the spot, the car was completely burnt and the firefighters were having trouble in extinguishing the flame without being electrocuted. The reason behind the fire is still under investigation, but experts suspect that, some of the battery modules fell from the car’s floor pan after the impact and caught fire.

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Tesla has already dispatched its stuff to the spot and the American EV maker has also advised the fire fighter how to extinguish the flame without being electrocuted. Tesla also says, it will reveal further informations about the fire triggering reason once it found them through investigation.

While this time it was fire after impact, in recent times the Tesla Model S have been reported to caught fire, failure of autonomous driving technology several times. In US few days back Tesla Model S’s autopilot system failed and the car hit a roadside wall going out of control.

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Tesla Model S is a full sized premium sedan powered by a fully electric powertrain. The car takes power from two separate electric motors generating power for both the front and rear axles. The 3-phase AC induction motor kicks out 762 bhp of peak power and 931 Nm of peak torque as combined. The car comes available in two different electric motor options, and while the 70 kWh variant can run up to 390 kilometers with a full charge, the 85 kWh variant can run up to 500 kilometers with a fully charged battery.

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Source: Autoblog, Chrisververs