High-Speed Tesla Crash Tests Electric Car Safety

By Alan Ohnsman | July 11, 2014

  • July 11, 2014 at 6:12 am
    Jim says:
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    The driver of the stolen Tesla that crashed, split in half, bursts into an inferno and exploded; allegedly has died 2 times. Allegedly he died the on July 4 when he stole and crashed the vehicle. Emergency responders resuscitated him.. Then he died again on July 7. Yet Tesla fan boys have lied & hyped the Tesla crash as nonfatal and keep hyping the Tesla as safe. Photos seem to suggest that the Tesla driver airbag may have not deployed.

    Years ago safety advocates warned that lithium batteries were flammable, explosive & could emit toxic fumes; yet Tesla fan boys hyped the Tesla batteries as being safe. Tesla’s have had so many fires that they are nicknamed toasters..

    Last week a Tesla and its driver killed three people & set their car on fire; yet Tesla fan boys are hyping the crash as an example that the Tesla is safe..

    Last week a stolen Tesla crashed in West Hollywood, broke in half, bursts into an inferno, exploded, sent flaming shrapnel through the neighborhood, and spewed toxic fumes; yet Tesla fan boys hype the Tesla as being safe..

    Tesla’s poorly designed charge connectors have overheated, melted & burned., Poor manufacturing and poor quality control contributed to the problems. A fire department ruled that a Tesla charger was a possible source of a garage fire in California. Yet Tesla fan boys hype the Tesla as being safe and try to scapegoat the problems on wall outlets and house wiring.

    The software update that Tesla fan boys hyped as a “fix” for the universal mobile charger fire hazards, didn’t stop the UMCs from overheating, melting and burning.

    The recalled adapter, that Tesla fan boys hyped as not being a recall, still has not completely solved the problems.. There still has been UMCs that have been overheating and melting. Yet Tesla fan boys are hyping it as safe..

    Most modern light poles are supposed to be breakaway to reduce the amount of damage and injury during a crash. The fact that the Tesla was ripped in half, suggests that Tesla has a structural weakness..

    How was the car stolen? Was Tesla complacent, did they leave “keys” where they easily could be stolen?. Has Tesla skimped on safety by not keeping the “keys” in a lock box? Did the thieves exploit a security vulnerability in the Tesla model S. designs and/or in Tesla’s lax procedures/policies?.

    The high-speed Tesla stolen car chase put public safety at risk, was the high-speed chase really necessary? Wasn’t GPS tracking activated in the car? If so; shouldn’t have Tesla & law enforcement cooperated to intercept the stolen car instead of having a high-speed police chase?

    If safety really was a top priority for Tesla, shouldn’t Tesla have a remote shutdown feature in case a Tesla is stolen and/or involved in a high-speed chase? A remote shutdown command, could disable the drive train, & apply the parking brakes when the vehicle comes to a stop.

    Allegedly Tesla has secret service bulletins on safety issues like faulty brakes., If safety really was a top priority for Tesla, shouldn’t Tesla be transparent?. Shouldn’t service bulletins, especially ones that are related to safety, be readily available to independent service shops, educators, owners, customers, prospective buyers and the general public?

    Tesla lithium drive batteries more easily catch fire & explode after being punctured, then gasoline tanks.. The Tesla is much like a Ford Pinto, yet Tesla is hyped as being safe. When only about 30,000 Tesla’s were made, three of them caught on fire and/or exploded from being in accidents or only running over road debris.. When only 30,000 Ford Pintos were made how many of them have caught fire and/or exploded from being in accidents or running over road debris? In some respects the Tesla seems to be more dangerous than the Ford Pinto. How come Tesla is given favorable treatment?

    Teslas have been suddenly shutting off leaving drivers and passengers dangerously stranded in traffic; much like GM’s ignition switch problems; yet Tesla is hyped as being safe.. How come Tesla is given favorable treatment?

    There was a Tesla related fire in a garage in Toronto.. Allegedly the source of the fire was the Tesla. Is the fire department’s investigation done?. If so, how come the findings aren’t widely known?. The government & Tesla were investigating the fire. How come more detailed facts and results seemingly haven’t been disclosed yet? Is there a cover-up? Allegedly the Tesla wasn’t even charging, so does Tesla have some other design flaw that is a fire hazard?

    I think Tesla fan boys are being less than honest when they hype Tesla safety.. It is sickening to see Tesla fan boys exploiting tragedies to shill for Tesla by spamming lies and hyping Tesla safety.

    • July 11, 2014 at 10:34 am
      SWFL Agent says:
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      I believe it’s a stretch to state that “The fact that the Tesla was ripped in half, suggests that Tesla has a structural weakness”. You have no information on the size & age of the light pole. You spent a lot of time & effort on your post. Why not tell us the real reason you have an axe to grind with Tesla?

    • July 11, 2014 at 1:34 pm
      mikey says:
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      Way too long of a post dude. Lost interest

    • July 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm
      JackB125 says:
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      Looking over Jim’s comment, I realized that for the last 2-3 years, I have been puzzled by the level of vitriol spewed across the comment sections of Tesla articles. The amount of constant, dedicated, long-term energy that some negative commenters have shown is just amazing (and sort of impressive in a sad way).

      The question I have is “Why?”. There are many companies that for one reason or another I don’t care for (BOA comes to mind); however, I spend almost zero time thinking about them & I sure don’t waste any of my time blogging about them.

      Why does Tesla affect some people so strongly? Are they just trying to affect the stock price so they can clear a short position? Or, did Elon Musk shoot their dog? I find the former more likely than the latter. Yet, I don’t believe the “short” theory is the whole story by any means. Something else is at work here. But what?

      I really am puzzled. Serious, well thought out replies would be appreciated.

      • July 12, 2014 at 4:52 pm
        Jeremy Friesner says:
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        This probably isn’t a well thought-out reply, but I’ll post it anyway.

        My suspicion is that whenever a much-praised new product (like the iPhone or the Model S) comes out, a number of people become “fanboys”, in that they start to identify with the product so much that they feel personally offended when anyone criticizes it and feel the need to defend it, sometimes past the point of rationality. That, in turn, irritates some other people and causes them to become “anti-fanboys”, in that they start to identify themselves as the people who must keep the fanboys’ enthusiasm in check. Members of these two groups then argue it out regularly on-line, often resorting to name-calling and so on, and in the process polarize each other further, solidifying their identities as pro- or anti- (whatever the product is).

        My theory is that when you see someone overreacting like that, there is probably a long and bitter thread on some message board somewhere that would explain how they got that way.

    • July 11, 2014 at 6:52 pm
      J says:
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      Troll
      Found your exact same comment on another website; seriously you must be working for the competition or have some other agenda…

      http://www.techinsider.net/tesla-motors-incs-tsla-model-s-gets-caught-up-in-fire-mishap-reviews/118284.html

  • July 11, 2014 at 10:14 am
    InsGuy says:
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    Just keep driving your gas powered car then! That’s certainly much less flammable than the battery powered Tesla model. Feel free to smoke while filling your tank also, that’ll help prove your point.

    • July 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm
      txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
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      Bongs hits with a splash of road head is the real way to go



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