Tesla facing more scrutiny over car fires
November 20 , 2013
Tesla is being scrutinized more due to the fact that three vehicles caught fire in a span of six weeks. Not only did investors launch a lawsuit, but the government is now getting involved as well.
Two of the fires are being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Both of these incidents occurred when the undercarriages of the vehicles came in contact with the debris on the road. Reports suggest that CEO Elon Musk said the company encouraged these investigations and will immediately apply any changes to its vehicles if something is discovered.
He also mentioned that the company plans on increasing ground clearance of the cars in order to make them avoid hitting debris.