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Another Tesla Caught On Fire While Sitting In A Toronto Garage This Month
SFGate.com ^ | 2/13/14 | Linette Lopez - Business Insider

Posted on 02/13/2014 7:11:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Earlier this month, a Tesla Model S sitting in a Toronto garage ignited and caught on fire. The car was about four months old and was not plugged in to an electric socket, says a source.

Fires are a touchy issue for the company, which reports Q4 2013 earnings on February 19th.

Last year, three vehicles caught fire over the course of six weeks. The company has previously pointed out in a government filing that the lithium ion battery cells "have been observed to catch fire or vent smoke and flame." So the fires have raised concerns with consumers and caused a flurry in the media — so much so that CEO Elon Musk has addressed the coverage of these fires himself.

This latest fire occurred after the owner came home from a drive and left the car parked in the garage. After a few moments, the owner's fire detector went off and the fire department was called. Though the fire was intense, the firemen were able to put it out quickly. They also had to remove the other car in the garage, a Lexus, which was parked next to the Tesla.

Tesla confirmed that the fire occurred and sent Business Insider the following statement:

“Dealing with occasional fires is something that every car company has to do, as no vehicle is completely fireproof under all circumstances. What matters is ...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fire; garage; sitting; tesla

1 posted on 02/13/2014 7:11:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I wouldn’t have a hybrid or electric jammed up my ***. BTW, you have to replace those batteries at some point and it is far from cheap to do so.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 7:13:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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This is why you have insurance, folks. Ya never know.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 7:14:05 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

It caught fire or it was set on fire. It did not “catch on” fire.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 7:20:55 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Red Badger

Ping.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 7:25:12 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: NormsRevenge
Shortly after the fire, seven Tesla employees visited the owner of the vehicle.

Surprised they weren't there before the FD arrived and Elon Musk wasn't there shortly after.

6 posted on 02/13/2014 7:28:34 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well at least it didnt blow the garage to smithereens..
nuke the family and poison the dog..


7 posted on 02/13/2014 7:30:17 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well at least it didnt blow the garage to smithereens..
nuke the family and poison the dog..


8 posted on 02/13/2014 7:30:36 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: NormsRevenge

I have three friends who own Teslas, and all three swear by them. They have lost interest in other cars.

Like it or not, we are no doubt headed in that direction.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 7:34:27 PM PST by sakic
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To: sakic

Have any of them let you drive it? If so, whadyathink?


10 posted on 02/13/2014 7:38:37 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: sakic
I own a 911 Carerra and have found it more fun to drive than any previously owned car. 325 horses, 2,900 pounds. 26 mpg at a steady 70 (on premium.)
11 posted on 02/13/2014 7:39:21 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: sakic

Sometimes, we don’t end up where we intended to go.. even with GPS.

Technology is a great thing.. and sometimes a confounding one too.

I don’t begrudge folks their choices.. and have no ill intent towards electric or hydrogen fueled vehicles. The marketing of such, ehhhhh.. like I say, keep your insurance current..

btw,, Ya see the new electric Cadillac?


12 posted on 02/13/2014 7:40:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I find this story hard to believe to be hoenst. Tesla batteries are design differently to traditional lithium batteries. Their cells are ALOT smaller. There are some ppl who just wish Tesla to fail and just clam onto anything they think valid their negative view of Tesla


13 posted on 02/13/2014 7:44:33 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve had my Toyota truck for six years now, and never has it burst into flames.

Not once.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 7:53:07 PM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: NormsRevenge

They are fast cars. A couple of years ago one blew past me on the interstate doing at least 90+. I tried to catch up to it for 12 miles and didn’t get close.


15 posted on 02/13/2014 8:06:07 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

hehe

How many $100,000 cars AREN’T fast?


16 posted on 02/13/2014 8:08:33 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: muir_redwoods

Joooooish lightening struck that hunkajunk. Somebody realized that the resale on that jalopy was less than what he could get from an insurance fire sale.


17 posted on 02/13/2014 8:13:39 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: glock rocks

I once had a city employee tell me I needed to remove a car from the front yard because it might catch on fire. This was before the current orgasmic worship of electric cars. I had missed all of the news reports of beaters spontaneously combusting.


18 posted on 02/13/2014 8:16:31 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Rebelbase

It may be fast but limited in range. Just an expensive golf cart.


19 posted on 02/13/2014 8:45:27 PM PST by USAF80
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t see the problem here. Just because your elite car could catch fire for no reason in the middle of the night and kill you, your family and your cat with no warning. Oh, wait, carbon footprint/


20 posted on 02/13/2014 8:48:26 PM PST by 867V309 (I love potatoes-except, of course, Lena Dunham)
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To: NormsRevenge

When will those fools ever learn????

NEVER garage a Tesla!


21 posted on 02/13/2014 9:02:14 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: sakic
“I have three friends who own Teslas, and all three swear by them. They have lost interest in other cars.”

My sister has one and I drove it. Its performance is quite incredible.

22 posted on 02/13/2014 9:39:24 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: NormsRevenge

A high priced sh*tbox...let liberals drive them..


23 posted on 02/13/2014 10:40:54 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Let's include the entire statement from Tesla:
Tesla confirmed that the fire occurred and sent Business Insider the following statement:

“Dealing with occasional fires is something that every car company has to do, as no vehicle is completely fireproof under all circumstances. What matters is the number of such incidents per car, and it is worth noting that gasoline car companies experience an average of five to ten times more fires per car than Tesla. Also extremely important is the fact that there has never been a serious injury or death in a Model S as a result of a fire or any other cause. The Model S continues to have the best safety track record of any vehicle in the world. In this particular case, we don’t yet know the precise cause, but have definitively determined that it did not originate in the battery, the charging system, the adapter or the electrical receptacle, as these components were untouched by the fire.”


24 posted on 02/13/2014 10:48:32 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: NormsRevenge

There are Tesla’s all over the place here in S. CA.

If I hit the Lotto, I would get one. They are fast, comfortable and have great styling. Range is about 250 Miles and they do have a quick charge feature that gets them “refueled” to 75% Capacity in less than an hour. Can’t remember the exact number.

The only issue I have with any of these Technologies is that the Taxpayers are essentially funding the Down Payment with the $7,500 Tax Credit.

Considering this is a High End Car that only the Evil 5% can afford to buy, that $7,500 “GIFT” from people (Taxpayers) who could never afford to buy one is beyond the pale.

Either it succeeds with Private Investor money or it fails. This whole Government funding (Crony “green” Capitalism) is ridiculous.


25 posted on 02/13/2014 10:58:51 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: glock rocks

Basic 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup truck: starts around $23,000, RWD XFE model is EPA rated at 18 mpg combined.

Silverado Hybrid model, 1500 twin-cab: starts at around $40,000, RWD model is rated at 21 mpg.

How long would it take that 3 mpg improvement to recoup the additional $17K paid for the truck? What's the air speed of an unladen sparrow?

No, thanks.

26 posted on 02/14/2014 2:42:20 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Car & Driver’s tested model Tesla S had a selling price of $109,000.

Buy a $65,000 Mercedes E-class and 200,000 miles worth of gasoline and you’re saving money as well as avoiding spontaneous combustion.


27 posted on 02/14/2014 3:32:21 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Army Air Corps

I bet the insurance premiums on a Tesla are more than the car payment.....................


28 posted on 02/14/2014 6:07:13 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: sakic

Hey, they’ll be great cars once they get that little catching fire thingy fixed.........................


29 posted on 02/14/2014 6:09:00 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: NormsRevenge

30 posted on 02/14/2014 6:27:46 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/model-s-car-insurance-cost-official-thread

The rates vary, but seem pretty good for such an expensive car.


31 posted on 02/14/2014 7:14:41 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Well, EVs are good for something, they catch fire — all by themselves — really well.
32 posted on 02/14/2014 7:22:38 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

You know how much it costs to convert a car into a BBQ?

Elon is about to find out.


33 posted on 02/14/2014 10:04:16 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Dagnabitt

Drove it and loved it. Unbelievably quick.


34 posted on 02/14/2014 10:25:14 AM PST by sakic
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To: NormsRevenge

Have only seen pics of electric Cadillac.


35 posted on 02/14/2014 10:26:37 AM PST by sakic
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To: NormsRevenge

I think the current price tag on a Tesla Model S is about $169,000. That’s an expensive grill for your steaks in my book.


36 posted on 02/14/2014 10:52:32 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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