Cars sometimes caught fire; It’s unfortunate, but it is true that both gas and electric vehicles are sometimes prone to horrific and dangerous combustion problems. However, when these situations occur, we generally assume that automakers have ensured that their products include clear, easy-to-exit doors so drivers can escape unharmed. But there is a Tesla.
as stated in ElectricD., a man in North Vancouver, British Columbia, claimed he had to push out the window of his Tesla Model Y last Friday after his relatively new purchase “pushed an error notice and then turned off” before it started smoking and eventually caught fire. “Everything depends. The force does not work. The door did not open. The windows didn’t go down, so I think I need to get out of this car, so I rode through,” he reportedly told local emergency responders.
although Electric Be sure to note that all Teslas include manual versions ‘in full view’, and we imagine this can sometimes be a little trickier to spot if, you know, you’re panicking because your car is filling up with suffocating smoke and flames. Watch a video of the burning Tesla below.
issues added – Tesla fans will likely protest that we’re having a hard time with the Elon Empire, but these kinds of safety issues need to be highlighted as the company continues to push its cars into broader markets with recklessly increasing top speed on the autopilot, despite many concerns. As flashy as the default electric doors and windows for companies like Tesla, manual exit options should be as accessible as possible at any given moment in such situations.
We don’t claim that Teslas ignites more often than any other car – but you rarely hear of drivers in other companies’ products getting confused about how to escape during emergencies.
All is well – Meanwhile, Musk continues to make ridiculous and exaggerated claims about what his companies could achieve in the near future. Despite overwhelming evidence that its self-driving technology remains untrustworthy and dangerous, Technoking recently hypothesized that its electric cars will be to some extent fully autonomous — as in, no human input at all — by some time next year. Given Musk’s track record of over-promising full autonomous driving in the past, it’s hard to take these claims seriously — especially when the automaker clearly has some other hot issues to tackle first.