knew that Teslas now come with Elon Musk's famous "not
a flamethrower" flamethrower included?
Tesla Model S belonging to the husband of actress Mary McCormack
spontaneously combusted in Los Angeles. In a late Friday tweet,
the West Wing actress said that flames burst out of the
undercarriage - most likely the car's battery compartment - while
her husband was driving the car on Santa Monica boulevard in Los
accident,out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd.
Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to
pull over. And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car
the 45-second clip, a police officer can be heard warning
onlookers to "stand clear" of the car in case it blows. It was not
immediately clear if McCormack recorded the footage, although
police dispatch radio can be heard in the background.
latest Tesla fiasco comes amid growing criticism of Musk's
production methods and scrutiny for Tesla over the safety of its
vehicles following multiple crashes in recent months, several of
report found a Model X car running on
autopilot was accelerating as it hit a barrier on a California
highway, killing the driver. Regulators said that the lithium-ion
battery in the electric car was breached following the crash,
causing a fire to break out as the wreckage sat by the roadside,
then proceeded to reignite several days later.
increasingly appears that the Tesla car battery is the car's - and
company's - weakest link, prompting questions into the logic
behind Musk's investment of billions of dollars into battery
a recent controversial outburst, Musk lashed out at reports
scrutinising Tesla car safety, saying the media focuses on its
accidents while ignoring more frequent crashes of conventional
incidents such as McCormack's will not help the car's track
record, especially if the Hollywood elite, led by anti-Trump
resistance leader, Chelsea Handler, make it "uncool" for celebs to
be seen in the spontaneous combusting sarcophagus. This is what an
outraged Handler said in response to the burning Model S:
happened to my bff today. Who drives 3 girls daily in this car.
@elonmusk @Tesla I have the same model and make. So, how many of
these are on the road?