By all indications, electric car battery fires remain infrequent occurrences, even compared to gasoline and diesel fires. But they get attention because electric vehicle technology is still considered relatively new.
Can a Tesla caught fire?
The company says there have been three fires involving Tesla Model S. One after a high speed crash and two after the cars hit debris in the road, piercing the car’s underbody and battery.
Why did Tesla car catch on fire?
The NHTSA defect petition that led to the probe cited alleged “high-voltage battery fires that are not related to collision or impact damage to the battery pack.” It focused on Model S and X vehicles from model years 2012 through 2019 and homed in on their battery management systems, including thermal management and …