Tesla Battery Fires: NHTSA Seeking Detailed Info, Germany Finds No Defect

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December 03, 2013 AT 10:56 AM
While some see a recent string of three battery fires involving Tesla Motors' Model S electric sedan as nothing more than unfortunate happenstance, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is delving deeper into the matter, seeking detailed records from the two fires that occurred in the United States. On the other side of the Atlantic, Germany's federal transport agency, KBA, has decided the Model S exhibits no manufacturer-related defects. The NHTSA, in a letter to Tesla , is seeking a detailed description of all possible outcomes of a debris strike to the Model S battery pack, plus any limits inherent in the design in regard to fire control and damage tolerance