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Tesla hopes titanium underbody shield will prevent fires

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Medium.com that all Model S cars built after March 6th, 2014, will have a titanium underbody shield to protect the battery packs from road debris and prevent them from catching fire.

Musk deemed the measure to be necessary after three Model S fires were reported last year, even though the drivers came out unharmed.

Tesla also posted videos showing the effectiveness of the new titanium underbody shield when hitting an errant ball hitch, a concrete block, and a car alternator.

Source : medium.com

Tesla: un revêtement en titane pour les batteries
Photo: TransportEvolved.com

Tesla: un revêtement en titane pour les batteries
Photo: TransportEvolved.com

Tesla: un revêtement en titane pour les batteries
Photo: TransportEvolved.com