Several Tesla Model S vehicles have proven themselves unintentionally lately, and now Tesla is updating its battery program after the last event.
Last month, a Tesla Model S was used while being investigated as the cause of another fire near Pittsburgh.
A few days later, another Tesla Model S was captured on video that broke into flames apparently alone when parked in Shanghai.
Media in Hong Kong reported another Tesla fire earlier this week and Tesla said it was investigating the situation.
"Our team was on site to offer support to our customer and establish facts about this event. We are happy that everyone is safe.
While the survey with the authorities is ongoing, we have found that only a few battery modules Tesla battery packs are designed with state-of-the-art design, so that in very rare cases a fire occurs, spreads very slowly and ventilates the heat away from the cabin, alerting residents that it is a problem and provides enough time to leave the vehicle.
The security of our customers is our top priority, and if we identify a problem, we will do everything necessary to deal with it. "
After the incident, Tesla confirmed that they release a BMS software update to revise the charge and thermostat settings:
"When we continue the investigation of the cause, we are out of great caution, we revise charge ̵1; and Model S and Model X thermocontroller cars via a software update over the air that is starting to roll out today to protect the battery and improve battery life. "
The car manufacturer says it is starting to push the software update over the air to the entire fleet of mode l S and model X vehicles today.
Tesla pointed out that they think their vehicle is" 10 times less likely to experience a fire than one. gas car ":
" We currently have over half a million cars on the road, which is more than double the amount we had at the beginning of last year, and Tesla's battery experts team uses the data to thoroughly investigate events that occur and understand the root cause . Although fire incidents with Tesla vehicles are already extremely rare, and our cars are 10 times less likely to experience a fire than a petrol car, we believe the right number of events to be zero.
Although there have been several instances of fire with Tesla vehicles lately, the vehicles were all model S or model X. No model 3 fire has so far been reported as far as we know.
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