If Tesla aced their safety test, why did their car catch fire?

The effects of the viral video that showed a Tesla vehicle burning aggressively have hit investors and the public relations department hard. How could a car that was rated so high just catch fire like that?

Tesla‘s better-than-perfect safety rating was called into question based on a technicality. But a Model S owner in Seattle might have a bit more reason to question Tesla’s safety record.

The car owner saw his high-performance electric vehicle catch fire on Tuesday.

Kyle Ohashi, a captain with the Kent Fire Department that responded to the fire, said an unidentified metal object hit the bottom of the vehicle. “The car gave the driver a warning to stop and pull over,” he told ABC News. “He got out and smoke started coming out of the car, followed by the fire.”

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