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    Read This: Tesla owner tells tale of Tennessee CarBQ incident
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    Sometimes cars go up in flames. It happens surprisingly often and for many different reasons. In 2011 alone, there were 187,500 vehicle fires reported in the US. It's not usually a big deal. However, when it happens to a car from a new manufacturer, in a car that uses different technology than ...

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    Report: Third Tesla fire is a Tennessee CarBQ
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    It's been a pretty hot year for Tesla. Car of the Year awards, crazy stock price rise, and lots of media attention. Now, though, it may be getting a little too hot. As in, cars-going-up-in-flames hot. We saw it happen in Washington when a Model S had its battery pack pierced by a metallic piece ...

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    Video: All-electric Smart ED might be cause of house fire in Florida [w/video] *UPDATE
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    Reports are still understandably sparse, but News Press is reporting that a fire at a home in a gated community in Estero, FL might have been caused by either an all-electric Smart Fortwo Electric Drive or its charging station. At the very least, the "Smart car was so badly torched that fire ...

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    Report: Fisker Flambé: Second Karma spontaneously combusts [w/video]
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    By all accounts, the Fisker Karma is one hot car. For a couple of owners though, perhaps it's a bit too hot. Similar to a situation in May, when one of the luxury extended-range electric-drive vehicles apparently spontaneously combusted in a garage in Texas, a Karma has burst into flames in a ...

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    Report: Batteries not to blame in all-electric BYD e6 fire
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    Here's some good news for fans of the BYD e6 and, quite possibly, electric vehicles in general. A couple months ago, BYD saw its stock take a big hit amidst speculation about the safety of its batteries when an e6 taxi caught fire in a fatal crash after getting rear-ended by a Nissan GT-R being ...

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    Report: Electric bus catches fire in Shanghai
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    Not good. The third plug-in vehicle related fire in 2011 has come to our attention. This time, Reuters reports that an electric bus in downtown Shanghai, China caught fire while transporting passengers. The bus is reportedly manufactured by Shanghai Leibo – partner of Anhui Ankai Automobile ...

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    Zotye electric taxi fire caused by shoddy Chinese-built battery pack
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    Back in early May, the second plug-in vehicle related fire in 2011 came to our attention. Sometime in mid-April, an electric Zotye Multipla taxi burst into flames in Hangzhou, China. Firefighters supposedly arrived on the scene within minutes, but couldn't control the blaze and the vehicle ...

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    Zotye electric taxi burst into flames in China
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    The second plug-in vehicle related fire in 2011 has come to our attention. Apparently, sometime in mid-April, an electric Zotye Multipla taxi burst into flames in Hangzhou, China. Firefighters supposedly arrived at the scene within minutes, but couldn't control the blaze. According to the China ...

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    Report: Burnt Chevrolet Volt mysteriously catches fire again
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    Chevrolet Volt owners Storm and Dee Connors were reportedly woken up by the sound of fire alarms in their Barkhamsted, Connecticut home for the second time in a week. As you may recall, the Connors family escaped injury when a garage fire consumed both their new Volt and a home-converted electric ...

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