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Case Report: The FPDS and Electrical Vehicle (EV) Fires

Mike Thompson

Sep 19, 2022|AEDR 2022 Vol. 10 Issue 2|Case Report

On Dec. 19th 2018 in Las Gatos CA, a 2018 Tesla Model S was dropped off at a tire shop by a tow truck after the owner noticed a low tire message on his vehicles message center. Shortly after 2 PM, while the owner was still present, the Tesla caught fire in the parking lot of the tire shop. The owner and an employee of the tire shop heard a hissing sound coming from the vehicle shortly before flames became visible. The vehicle was never involved in a collision nor was any work being done on it at the time.

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