‘Definitely’ no recall, Tesla CEO says

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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 am

DETROIT — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said the company “definitely” won’t recall its Model S electric car despite three vehicle fires in six weeks.

“The headlines are extremely misleading. If fire risk is your concern, you would have a great deal of difficulty being in any better car than the Model S,” Musk said.

There is one fire for every 1,300 gas-powered cars on U.S. roads, and for the Model S, that’s closer to one in 8,000, Musk said Tuesday.

He underscored that none of the drivers in the three cases was injured.

“There’s definitely not going to be a recall. There’s no reason for a recall, I believe,” he said.

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