Tesla Model S crash hype outweighs GM recalls

Many of you would know by now that there has been another crash involving a Tesla Model S, and has been dominating the papers and news reports. This is nothing new because the fire last year also gained the same reaction, which we find disturbing, not by the crash itself, but the hype and the negativity surrounding this model.

GM recalls not dominating news as much as the Tesla Model S crash — From what we know, this is the first serious crash of the year involving the Model S, although it is a rather serious one because the vehicle snapped in half and burst into flames.

This has sparked outrage among people who seem to always come out of hibernation every time something bad happens to a Model S, which isn’t as often as they like to make out.

Tesla has already come out and asked to take a closer look at the vehicle to understand a few things, one is how was the thief able to take the car for a joyride in the first place, and the second, how it managed to break in half?

We can understand why they would want to get to the bottom of this, but when people criticize the electric vehicle for bursting into flames, they need to think about the circumstances.

There is a strong chance that any car would burst into flames when crashing in excess of 80 mph. There is also another thing to consider, both passengers in the vehicle survived the crash, which is remarkable when you consider how fast they were traveling and that the Model S burst into flames.

Safety improvements — There have been a raft of safety improvements since the last time a Model S crashed, which was done under the watchful eye of the NHTSA. This shows that Tesla works hard to improve the safety and to keep the governing body fully apprised of the situation. So how come they are not commended for this; instead people put the boot in, while General Motors seems to be getting an easier time of late, especially as more models are added to the ever-increasing recall list?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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