Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Friday in a blog submit that the automaker would improve its Model S electric luxury car with a titanium shield on its underbody and aluminum deflector plates. These safety measures come in the wake of 3 battery fires in North America last fall, which prompted the National Highway Targeted traffic Safety Administration to open a formal investigation in November into 15,800 model-yr 2012-2013 Model S EVs, the Detroit News reported. Following the Tesla announcement, federal safety regulators announced they were closing their probe with no in search of a recall, the newspaper reported.
“We felt it was important to carry this chance down to almost zero to give Model S owners comprehensive peace of mind,” Musk stated. “There is no safer automobile on the road than a Tesla.”
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