The National Highway Traffic Administration is very interested in the two recent fires involving Tesla’s Model S vehicle. Both cars caught fire after the under carriage made hard contact with metal debris in the road which pierced the battery, one of the incidents made it to YouTube.
The NHTSA is looking into 13,000 of the vehicles that were sold in the U.S., about 19,000 have been sold worldwide. The battery compartment is protected by heavy steel but experts say, if pierced or damaged, they can cause arcing and sparks can ignite a fire. The NHTSA’s investigation will focus on “the potential risks associated with undercarriage strikes”. Hit the source link below for more on this story.