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    Official: Tesla adds free titanium underbody shields to Model S to prevent fires
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    Following a garage fire incident with a Model S EV last year, Tesla Motors quickly sent out an over-the-air software update to adjust how the car charges. Following two on-road fires caused by road debris that struck the underside of different Model S EVs (one in Washington State and the other in ...

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    Report: Tesla sending free replacement wall charger adapters after garage fire [UPDATE]
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    Tesla Motors is about to mail off a lot of packages. The California-based electric vehicle manufacturer is going to send out replacement, upgraded wall charger adapters to customers with official Tesla charging units. The reason is a recent garage fire that involved a Tesla Model S and a company ...

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    Report: Tesla: Garage fire not caused by Model S, battery
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    Fire investigators don't think the latest fire involving a Tesla Model S can be counted as "Battery Fire No. 4." Their initial findings say the incident, which happened in a Southern California garage last month, was not caused by the car. "Our inspection of the car and the battery made clear ...

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    Official: German agency says Tesla Model S EV is safe, 'no further measures' needed
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    Sales of the Tesla Model S haven't been very good in Germany, but a thumbs-up safety rating by the German government might help. The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA, known as the German Federal Motor Transport Authority in English) did not find any defects in the Model S and says that no further safety ...

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    Video: George Clooney fell out of love with his Tesla Roadster
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    George Clooney can help a brand. He also has the potential to hurt a brand, says a commentator on Bloomberg TV's Weird Wall Street show. While Tesla Motors and its stock price are facing a lot of scrutiny right now after the third Model S fire, the Bloomberg TV segment doesn't mention the ...

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    Breaking: Three Tesla workers injured in incident at Fremont factory
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    Three workers at the Tesla Motors factory in Fremont, CA, were injured today by hot metal after the failure of a low-pressure aluminum coating casting press. Despite reports of a possible fire, we have confirmed that there was no fire at the plant (a live video feed of the facility shows no smoke ...

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    Report: Is the Tesla Model S a fire trap? Nope
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    The recent timing of events has been off for Tesla Motors. Three fires in three Model S EVs within six weeks looks pretty bad. But how do these separate events stack up against all the other cars on American roads? Observers are waiting to hear what started the Tennessee CarBQ on November 6, but ...

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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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    Report: Tesla confirms Model S driver in Mexico fire unhurt, 'does everything right' in a crisis
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    Any readers who were not sure that the white car in the video we posted yesterday of the crash and fire in Mexico was, indeed, a Tesla Model S, rest assured that it was. Bloomberg got an official statement from the California-based automaker that not only confirms the vehicle status but also that ...

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    Video: Second Tesla Model S fire caught on video after Mexico crash
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    Let's start this post the same way we did when we mentioned the news of the first Tesla Model S fire earlier this month: there are hundreds of thousands of vehicles fires around the world every year. But, whenever an electric vehicle goes up in flames – no matter what the cause – the ...

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    Report: Tesla Model S fire subject of unofficial NHTSA investigation
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    It looks like the feds are going to finally look into that Tesla Model S car-b-que near Seattle. Earlier this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it may start an investigation into why that metal object that struck a Model S in Kent, Washington (about 20 miles south of ...

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    Read This: Tesla says Model S fire triggered by 'highly uncommon occurrence' [w/video]
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    By now, you've seen the Tesla headlines, read the reports that its stock dropped (it's now bounced back somewhat), and maybe even discussed the Model S fire with friends and coworkers. But there is now some more official information to share. Yesterday, in addition to publishing emails between ...

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