Obviously, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration checks out InsideEVs on a daily basis.
Tesla Model S Has Safety Written All Over It
As such, the NHTSA surely glanced over this post before deciding that there's no reason to formally investigate the Tesla Model S fire.
Just days ago, we reported that the NHTSA was "gathering data" on the Model S fire. Well, the data gathering is complete and, as we predicted, there's simply no evidence suggesting that the NHTSA should formally investigate the matter.
The statement issued by the NHTSA is as follows:
“After reviewing all available data, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not found evidence at this time that would indicate the recent battery fire involving a Tesla Model S was the result of a vehicle safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards. The agency continually reviews incoming and prior consumer vehicle complaints, as well as other data to identify potential vehicle defect trends and takes appropriate action as necessary.”
The Tesla Model S is safe. Always has been. The rare occurrence of a curved metal object impaling the battery with 25 tons of force doesn't change the fact that the Model S is the safest NHTSA-tested vehicle of all time.
End of story.