A Tesla electric car caught fire during a crash test, but after this incident, people are not angry with Tesla, but with a big global insurance company. The reason for this is that this company has admitted that this incident of fire in Tesla’s electric sedan was planned in advance. Here we are talking about the company Axa, which was trying to show how dangerous an electric car can be in an accident.
of NPR.org according, Axa says that the fire didn’t start in the Tesla electric sedan’s battery pack, but in fact the company removed the vehicle’s battery before the demo in late August. A crash test video posted by the Swiss Auto Trade Association shows a yellow Tesla overturning. A few seconds later, the engine of the car starts igniting and soon after, the front part of the car is engulfed in flames.
According to the report, on Thursday, Axa Switzerland said in a statement that it regretted that the crash test gave a “misconception” and caused “confusion”.
The company said it will have to take steps to protect spectators when the battery-powered car goes up in flames during its demo. The firm said the car’s battery was removed and the fire was extinguished “under controlled conditions”.
The company gave one to the German website 24auto.de. Statement I admitted that he used the method of pyrotechnics to light the fire. AXA, which has conducted crash tests to raise road safety issues, said its own data shows that electric vehicles do not catch fire at a higher rate than combustion-engined automobiles.