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Tesla's Impact Report Compares Fires Between Teslas & Gas Cars - InsideEVs

Last updated Sunday, August 22, 2021 09:14 ET , Source: NewsService

Car fires happen every day, but they're only national news if the car is an EV.

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When a vehicle catches fire, it’s usually no more newsworthy than a dog bite—unless of course, that vehicle is an electric car. Tesla suffered a spate of bad publicity following three highly-publicized vehicle fires in 2013, and almost every crash of a Tesla still seems to make the national news.

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Now Tesla wants to set the record straight. In its 2020 Impact Report, the company presents data to demonstrate that ICE vehicles catch fire at a far higher rate than do Teslas.

In 2019, there were almost 190,000 vehicle fires in the US alone—only a tiny fraction of them involving EVs.

“From 2012 to 2020, there has been approximately one Tesla vehicle fire for every 205 million miles traveled,” Tesla tells us. “By comparison, data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and US Department of Transportation show that, in the US, there is one vehicle fire for every 19 million miles traveled.”

“In order to provide an apt comparison to NFPA data, Tesla’s data set includes...

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