Truck Transporting Teslas Strikes Underside Of Bridge

8 months ago by Eric Loveday 18

So Close…

A truck transporting a few Teslas recently struck the underside of a bridge in Switzerland.

It appears as though only a Peugeot van was damaged though. It seems the two Model X SUVs loaded on top of the truck carrier missed the bridge by inches due to their lower overall height.

Teslarati adds:

“The photo was captured by Swiss media outlet Blick showing the aftermath of the accident at the Brรผggstrasse pass in Biel. According to local police reports, no one was hurt in the incident.”

It’s believed that the transport truck had left the nearby Bern service center to delivery the three new Model X onboard to owners.

The isn’t the first time a Tesla transport truck has been involved in an accident and it certainly won’t be the last. This time though, all the onboard Xs escaped unscathed.

Source: Blick via Teslarati

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18 responses to "Truck Transporting Teslas Strikes Underside Of Bridge"

  1. speculawyer says:

    “It seems the two Model X SUVs loaded on top of the truck carrier missed the bridge by inches due to their lower overall height”

    Telsa’s dogged dedication to aerodynamics pays off again! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Kdawg says:

    We need smart bridges, linked to smart cars. The bridge would have a scanner looking at the heights of the incoming vehicles. If one was too tall, it would send the vehicle a stop command.

    1. MikeG says:

      These type of bridge strikes usually result in a repair cost in the million dollar range.

    2. Steven says:

      A friend who drives auto transport trucks, like the one pictured, tells me that there are models of GPS devices that are specific to trucks. They have settings for truck height, length, width, weight class, and turning radius. When this information is entered, courses are plotted to avoid situations such as this.

      But of course you have to buy them, and enter the correct information in order for them to be useful.

  3. ffbj says:

    Oh, the technology. I wonder if auto or driver assist would have prevented that.
    Apparently they are not designed to look up that much.

  4. MTN Ranger says:

    Autopilot strikes again!

  5. (โŒโ– _โ– ) Trollnonymous says:

    ” all the onboard Xs escaped unscathed”

    Uh, OK so what’s laying on the ground there????

    1. DJ says:

      Uh, a Peugeot ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Kdawg says:

      “It appears as though only a Peugeot van was damaged though.”

  6. notting says:

    What do you want to say with that article? Tesla auto-pilot failed to stop the truck? Because like “Tesla technology avoids that/is better” would be… ๐Ÿ˜‰


  7. Bacardi says:

    Never would have happened if the X’s were self driving themselves… ๐Ÿ˜›

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  10. wavelet says:

    Nice, deleting several comments complaining about the article itself as not being on-topic for the site, with nary an explanation or editorial comment from your side explaining why… If InsideEVs decide to delete this one as well, I expect an email about it.

    1. Mark says:

      I totally agree, my friendly comment about how this is news was also deleted. Can’t InsideEV’s handle any criticism anymore?

      1. Jay Cole says:


        As always feel free to wade in on why things something should or should not be a story, or why one agrees/disagrees with the premise… but the rules are pretty simple, in fact we only have three. No slander of site/personal attacks, no cursing, and no go wildly off-topic.

        So if your comment is delivered in a way to slander the site (which it was), its going to get deleted (and unfortunately Mark, that will derail any comments attached to the original slander).

        So to recap:

        “Hey Jay, I don’t think this story is in keeping with the site’s standards or my own” = acceptable
        “Hey Jay, why are you a dumbass and put this clickbait story here?” = not acceptable

        As a result, I don’t go out of my way to send courtesy emails to those who do know show me the same respect. Usually, when someone has been rude, or using cursing, they know why the post as been deleted and they just move on and/or just rephrase the comment to comply with our discussion standards and everything moves on like nothing happened…they don’t ask for us to publicly hand-slap them, or shoot them an email. But as requested, there is your answer…and I have responded via email as well.

        Again, we/I value your discussion, we just ask if you have issue with the site to deliver that message without accusations of “clickbait”, salnder/sarcasm, or the use of all CAPS. You also know my email, and Sebastion’s (on the ‘about’ page), so you can contact us directly at anytime.

        1. Mark says:

          Thanks for the explanation Jay! I didn’t notice the post I replied to was unacceptable.

          1. Jay Cole says:

            No worries at all, (=