‘Definitely’ no recall, Tesla CEO says
In this Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 photo provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, emergency workers respond to a fire on a Tesla Model S electric car in Smyrna, Tenn. Spokeswoman Liz Jarvis Shean says Tesla has sent a team to Tennessee to investigate the fire. Two other Model S cars have caught fire in the past five weeks, one near Seattle and the other in Mexico.
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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Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 am.