What Is Causing Teslas To Catch On Fire?

Let's look at the Tesla car fire hype, a rebuttal, and a well thought out proposal for what may be happening...

MLCC and Ceramic Capacitor image from Tweet dioscussion

MLCC and Ceramic Capacitor image from Tweet discussion

 

Articles About Tesla Fires:


Ignore The Hype: Spontaneous Tesla Fires Are Incredibly Rare

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Tesla's (TSLA) fires are big news, but other car fires don't make the news. That's the other side of the story for interested parties. 


What's Happening Now?

An excellent Tweet thread by @mcontrol11 has a possible answer.

 

 


Did Tesla install non-automotive compliant components?

I don't know, but it sure sounds like a reasonable place to start an investigation. 

IF Tesla is using non-compliant parts, big lawsuits are on the way along with huge recalls. 

Anyway, there's three points of view: Sensational reporting, a rebuttal, and a rational proposal worth investigating.

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