Tesla Model S
The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog has opened an investigation into battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars.
The Bay Area Tesla factory where three workers were burned by hot metal was previously cited for a safety violation that led to an injury, a state official said Thursday.
Three workers were sent to the hospital with burns following an industrial accident at the Tesla Motors factory in Fremont on Wednesday.
Investors in the Tesla electric car company stemmed the bleeding a bit Friday. But it was still an abysmal few days, marred by another fire in a Model S and earnings results that many found disappointing.
A Tesla Model S electric car caught fire this week after hitting road debris on a Tennessee freeway, the third fire in a Model S in the past five weeks.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has a battery problem. It doesn’t have enough of them.
Tesla Motors shares dropped Monday after reports of a second fiery crash involving the company’s Model S electric car.
The CEO of electric car company Tesla says a battery in a Model S that caught fire this week was apparently impaled by a metal object.
Shares of Tesla Motors fell another 5 percent Thursday as investors in the high-flying company assessed the fallout from a fire in one of its $70,000 electric cars.
Shares of Bay Area electric car company Tesla sank more than 6 percent Wednesday after an Internet video showed flames spewing from one of the company’s vehicles near Seattle.