More on the tragic accident last month, in which two teenagers who survived the crash were burned to death when they could not be rescued from the flaming model S.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesl ... SKBN1JM2UG
There is an obvious conflict between that report and on the TSLA fansite below on whether the car actually was speed limited on the day of the fatal crash:
Battery in fatal Florida Tesla crash reignited twice: NTSB report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Tesla Inc Model S involved in a May 8 fatal high-speed crash in Florida reignited twice after firefighters extinguished a fire in the electric vehicle, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report on Tuesday.
The report said the vehicle was traveling 116 miles (187 km) per hour seconds before it crashed into a metal light pole. The Fort Lauderdale Fire Department found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames and extinguished the vehicle fire using 200–300 gallons (around 750-1,100 liters) of water and foam, the NTSB said.
The report said during removal of the car from the scene, the battery reignited and was quickly extinguished. “Upon arrival at the storage yard, the battery reignited again,” the report said, and was again quickly put out.
Tesla declined to comment on the report, but has said its vehicles are much less likely to catch fire than gasoline-powered vehicles.
There have been other reported cases of crashed Tesla battery packs reigniting, including after a fatal Tesla crash in March in California.
In the California crash, the battery reignited five days after the crash in an impound lot and was extinguished by the San Mateo Fire Department.
NTSB said its investigation into the Florida crash that killed two teenagers in the vehicle “will also include examining the procedures used to extinguish the battery fire and to remove and store the car postcrash.”...
The NTSB said last week it was sending a technical specialist to review Tesla’s examination of a battery fire in West Hollywood, California after actress Mary McCormack posted a video of her husband’s Tesla emitting flames. No one was injured...
Earlier this year, the NTSB confirmed it was investigating an August 2017 Tesla battery fire in Lake Forest, California, after an owner lost control and ran the vehicle into his garage...
https://electrek.co/2018/06/26/tesla-de ... l-s-crash/
Tesla dedicates new speed limiting feature to 18-yr-old who died in a Model S crash
...The automaker describes the feature in the update:
“Limit vehicle speed and acceleration with speed limit mode. Maximum vehicle speed can be set between 50-90 mph (80-145 km/h).”
When Tesla launched the feature, we speculated that it might be aimed at parents who let their kids drive their Tesla vehicles, which are considered quite powerful vehicles to be used as first cars by teenagers.
Now we learn that it’s likely what Tesla had in mind since they dedicated the new feature to Barrett Riley in the release notes...
Riley died last month after he crashed the Model S that his father bought him into a wall before the vehicle burst into flames. One of his two passengers, Edgar Monserratt Martinez, 18, also lost his life in the crash.
James Riley, Barrett’s father, bought a Tesla for his son because of the vehicle being known for its level of safety, said his aunt Pat Riley (via Sun Sentinel):
“My brother bought the car for my nephew because he wanted Barrett to be safe. He thought other cars were riskier because the gas could cause a fire. How ironic.”
The father was aware of his son’s lead foot and attempted to address the issue following the speeding ticket.
Knowing that Tesla’s loaner cars can’t go over 85 mph, James Riley reached out to Tesla to see if they could limit the top speed of his son’s car, which Tesla did on request...
TSLA battery fires, along with the high driver death rates suffered in model S and X vehicles, and other TSLA safety issues belong on a seperate thread.
However, the abusive behavior of a MNL moderator, EVDRIVER, makes this impossible:
Tesla's vehicle safety record
Ed, don't start unneeded threads specifically to start an agenda biased thread. You are getting out of hand with this stuff. This is a warning for you to take it back a notch. This thread is locked.
I don't know what EVDRIVER meant by that " warning.
", or how a thread could be "biased".
But I will point out that any TSLA apologists, and specifically for-profit entities like MNL, which take actions to conceal or misrepresent the facts of TSLA vehicles' safety record, could be exposing themselves to potential liability.
And, IMO whoever
convinced those teenager's parents that the TSLA their kids died in was safe
, is certainly morally culpable for their own contribution to their deaths.